New MageCart campaign uses browser script to avoid virtual machines

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New MageCart campaign uses browser script to avoid virtual machines
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New MageCart campaign uses browser script to avoid virtual machines

The tactic enables cyber actors to target only real victims, not security researchers

Researchers at cyber security firm Malwarebytes have uncovered a new Magecart threat actor that uses a unique form of evasion to ensure it bypasses virtual machines (VM) set up by security research...

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