February 2022, over 500 Legacy Magento 1 Websites Hacked!

15 Feb 2022
Albert Wood
Albert Wood
February 2022, over 500 Legacy Magento 1 Websites Hacked!

Last week the web security company Sansec detected a mass breach of over 500 websites still using the legacy Magento 1 eCommerce platform. 

All websites and their customers had been subjected to a credit card skimmer. And in this case, the hacker also installed 19 backdoors to gain access in the future. In the event someone wasn’t through in resolving their initial hack. 

Adobe urged customers using the Magento 1 eCommerce platform to upgrade to the latest version of Adobe Commerce after security company Sansec detected a mass breach of over 500 stores running on the platform in the first week of Feb 2022.

The FBI had warned in 2020 that hackers had been exploiting a known vulnerability in a Magento plugin to take over online stores and plant a malicious script that records and steals buyers’ payment card data.

This type of attack is known as web skimming, e-skimming, or Mage cart. 

In a statement to ZDNet, Adobe said it ended support for Magento 1 on June 30, 2020.

“We continue to encourage merchants to upgrade to the latest version of Adobe Commerce for the most up-to-date security, flexibility, extensibility, and scalability.” an Adobe spokesperson said.

“At a minimum, we recommend Magento Open-Source merchants on Magento 1 to upgrade to the latest version of Magento Open Source (built on Magento 2), to which Adobe contributes key security updates.”

Adobe no longer offers security patches anymore, their last patch for legacy Magento 1x was issued in April 2020. 

According to BuiltWith as of Feb 2022, there are still 140,640 websites using Magento 1.9 worldwide and 11,958 are located in the USA.

 If you are reading this you probably already know why there are so many websites still using legacy Magento 1.9 and older versions?

It is usually that their website has some heavy customizations for special features that their customers love and they do not want to lose that feature.

Or they think the cost of a new website build is out of their reach.

ioVista is an official Adobe Solutions Partner with an expert team of Magento-certified developers. We also maintain partnerships with BigCommerce, Shopify, and other platforms.

So we understand not everyone on legacy Magento 1 is a candidate to migrate to Magento 2. We help many of these companies migrate to Shopify, BigCommerce, WooCommerce, and other eCommerce platforms.

Other companies know that the Magento platform is the only platform that is robust, flexible, and scalable enough for their business and customers, these companies have a choice of Adobe Commerce, Adobe Commerce Cloud, or Open-Source Magento.

That’s why we take the time to learn about our client’s needs, the vision of the future, and internal processes so that we can suggest the best platform that meets their needs today and tomorrow.

 If you take security seriously or have gotten an insane cost to migrate from another company – connect with ioVista for a Platform Migration Consultation.

Albert Wood
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Albert Wood is a technology futurist, sales stimuli, motivator, and E-commerce specialist at ioVista. As a data-driven and digital marketing evangelist, Albert’s passion is transforming struggling e-commerce businesses into sales-generating powerhouses through the right combination of UX and digital marketing strategies.

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