If you operate an e-commerce or web store, you understand the importance of consumer trust. Your site is the lifeblood of your business. That means your visitors will want to know they can visit your site without falling prey to cyberattacks. According to a recent FBI report, cybercrime doubled between 2019-2021. This problem isn't going away any time soon and, if anything, will only grow as e-commerce becomes a more readily accepted form of doing business. This is where e-commerce cybersecurity comes in.
How can e-commerce or web store owners protect their sites and customers from these attacks? The answer is simple: partnering with an e-commerce cybersecurity provider that gives you the tools you need to fight hackers.
Here are four ways Quttera's ThreatSign! platform can help protect your e-commerce store today.
Why are E-Commerce Sites at Such a High Risk for Cybercrime?
E-commerce and web stores remain a primary target for automated online hack attacks. Robots attempting to exploit multiple vulnerabilities will keep hacking a website to inject it with malware.
E-commerce sites have customers, so hackers see them as an excellent option for infiltration. Hackers will steal customers' data, including payment details, and direct spam ads toward users. They can also redirect store visitors to a similar resource to drive traffic to their fraudulent site.
Here's a step-by-step look at how Quttera's e-commerce cybersecurity services can protect your store.
If your site is hacked, it could end up blacklisted. This will stop you from showing up in search engine results. This could be disastrous for your website.
When your target audience attempts to find the solution your site is offering, search engines like Google have a defense mechanism that blocks its users from discovering your site. They implement this to protect the user and likely save countless people from malware infection. The problem is when it happens to your site.
If you've dedicated any time and resources to search engine optimization to draw attention to your site, you know how devastating it could be to have that funnel cut off. Blacklisting your site could funnel more users to your competitors, costing you attention and business.
With Quttera, you can tap into the power of blacklist monitoring to know whether your website is blocked. This keeps the flow of traffic moving to your content.
Credit Card Skimmer Detection
Another trick hackers use when infiltrating e-commerce sites is stealing user credit card information using a tactic known as credit card skimming. Hackers can do this using credit card skimming malware.
The process is frighteningly simple. The hacker uses a phishing or other kind of cyber attack to gain access to a site. Once they're in, they can exploit existing vulnerabilities and run in the background, collecting the credit card data of any customer making a purchase.
The data is then transmitted to the hacker. They can then use the credit card information in various ways: making fraudulent purchases or selling the information to other criminals.
Credit card skimming is effective because it can be so challenging to detect. In fact, the malicious program usually runs without the site operator's knowledge. Neither your business nor your victims will know what's going on. This gives hackers leverage as they can collect a large amount of data over a more extended period.
Quttera's credit card skimming detection can help you quickly determine if this malware has compromised your website. This minimizes the damage, helping protect your e-commerce site from losing customers and business.
One other trick hackers love to use is known as a malicious redirect. When users visit your site, they're doing so because they trust your web store. They believe the site they're visiting offers them the chance to peruse products online without any ulterior motive.
Some hackers take advantage of this. They'll infect a site with malware that can send users to another site that mirrors the trusted site. This site then collects data or infects the visitor. This is called a malicious redirect because it's redirecting the visitor to a similar-looking site for nefarious purposes.
As with many malware tactics that impact e-commerce sites, the threat here is the site visitor's lack of awareness of an attack occurring. Because the redirect site mimics the original site, visitors will have virtually no idea they've been compromised. It can also take a long time for the site owner and operator to determine if an attack has occurred. This gives the hacker a chance to maximize the damage they can inflict.
Quttera's e-commerce cybersecurity services can help protect your site from these kinds of attacks. With enhanced monitoring and scanning capability, you'll better understand what impacts your site while quickly remedying any issue. You can stop malicious redirects before losing all your site's visitors.
DNS/Endpoint WAF Protection
There are other security proactive measures you can implement to protect your e-commerce store. These include Domain Name System (DNS) and endpoint Web Application Firewall (WAF) protection.
These are essential building blocks of any site's cybersecurity posture. With DNS protection, you can implement security controls to block malicious traffic before it reaches your site. You can prohibit known malicious domains from infecting your site, filtering out existing malicious sites while implementing security rules and policies to protect your data.
Endpoint WAF protects your various endpoints from infection or attacks. This protects your web applications from being compromised by a cyber attack. If your web store operates without these protections, you'll have a more challenging time protecting against hackers looking to steal and exploit your data. They represent the first line of defense - preventative steps you can take to limit attacks that damage your site.
Quttera's ThreatSign! Platform Helps You Build a Robust Cybersecurity Offense and Defense
Your web store will only be successful if your customers know they can trust their digital experience using your site. With Quttera's ThreatSign! you can optimize your website protection, allowing you to monitor, scan for, as well as respond to cyberattacks. You can mitigate the impacts of appearing on a blacklist, credit card skimming attacks, redirects, and not having a WAF with Quttera.
Contact Quttera today for more on how to protect your web store.