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A cyberattack known as e-skimming is getting more common with the rise of online shopping

January 31, 2020


During the busy holiday shopping season late last year, firearms maker American Outdoor Brands noticed a problem with one of its websites, which sells mostly hats, shirts and accessories.

The site, it turned out, was subject to an e-skimming attack over Thanksgiving, where a type of malware infected its checkout pages to steal payment and personal information of shoppers. The company, formerly known as Smith & Wesson, says the incident affected about 780 people.

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