Newegg Experiences Credit Card Data Breach

Newegg Experiences Credit Card Data Breach

September 19, 2018         Written By Bill Hardekopf

Newegg, a popular online electronics retailer, experienced a credit card skimming data breach between August 14 and September 18, 2018. The breach affected both desktop and mobile users.

RiskIQ created a detailed report of the breach in collaboration with Volexity. According to the report, a hacking group known as Magecart created a website on August 13 to collect credit card information from Newegg shoppers. On August 14th, they incorporated a code into the payment processing page of Newegg’s checkout system that would siphon those credit card details to the other website.

Newegg has since removed the code, but customers are encouraged to contact their bank if they placed an order during those dates.

Magecart was also responsible for attacks on Ticketmaster and British Airways. In fact, the basecode used for the Newegg breach was the same as the one used for British Airways.

Newegg receives more than 50 million monthly visitors. Currently, there is no information indicating how many customers or transactions were affected by the breach, but there could be widespread impact.

The information contained within this article was accurate as of September 19, 2018. For up-to-date
information on any of the terms, cards or offers mentioned above, visit the issuer's website.


About Bill Hardekopf

Bill Hardekopf is the CEO of and covers the credit card industry from all perspectives. Bill has been involved with personal finance for over 15 years. He is a frequent contributor to Forbes, The Street and The Christian Science Monitor.
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