It seemed that hackers were successful in stealing customer payment information by planting an e-skimmer on prestige skin-care brand First Aid Beauty’s website. This popular beauty line was recently acquired by Procter & Gamble (P&G) reportedly at $250 million.
It is again the notorious Magecart software skimmer who is responsible for this attack on P&G’s e-commerce site. It specifically targets victims from the United States using the Windows OS. The malicious code went undetected for several months.
Procter & Gamble has already issued their statement via BleepingComputer which says: “Consumer trust is fundamental to us, and we take data privacy very seriously. As soon as we learned about the compromise of the First Aid Beauty site, we moved quickly to take the site down and minimize the impact to our consumers. We are currently investigating the source of the malware and working to identify and notify those consumers who might have been impacted to ensure we provide them the necessary support.“