Ways cybercriminals strong arm security controls

Ways cybercriminals strong arm security controls

Companies should always invest in security measures like PCI compliance and SSL certificates when getting into eCommerce, but TechNewsWorld said there are other things that businesses should look out for from modern cybercriminals.

"Unlike the old shotgun approach, attackers now carefully study their prey using cyber-reconnaissance techniques," Amit Klein of E-Commerce Times said in a story. "They use this knowledge along with social engineering techniques and advanced malware to target the five-step transaction lifecycle," which he said includes prelogin, login, postlogin, transaction and post transaction.

There are many methods criminals use to try and outsmart security, such as bypassing virtual keyboards, stealing sensitive data using fake web forms, theft of authentication credentials and malware that can adopt human-like behavior. These criminals have many ways to attack, so the key for businesses is to understand crime logic as a way to defend against these craft hackers.

The PCI Security Standards Council said companies should assess what needs to be done to protect, remediate and report any violations. This will help companies stay current with PCI compliance.