U.S. Payment Processing Services Targeted by BGP Hijacking Attacks

According to a new report, three United States payment processing companies were targeted by BGP hijacking attacks on their DNS servers. These Internet routing attacks were designed to redirect traffic directed at the payment processors to servers controlled by malicious actors who would then attempt to steal the data.

On three separate dates in July, Oracle has stated that they saw what appeared to be BGP hijacks that targeted the DNS servers for U.S. payment processors Datawire, Vantiv, or Mercury Payment Systems.

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Source: Bleeping Computer