Imagine filling out an online form, perhaps buying concert tickets or booking a hotel room. Everything seems normal, you click submit, and...bam! Your data, from credit card numbers to addresses, is taken by digital thieves operating behind the scenes. This form of theft is known as formjacking.
Like a Digital Pickpocket
While the threat is very real, there are ways to protect your information:
- Cyber Hygiene: Keep software, patches, and extensions updated. Establish a content security policy and using firewalls and subresource integrity tags can also help prevent the injection of malicious data onto business websites and protect data. Additionally, complying with security standards and educating IT staff on the threats of formjacking are essential.
- Implement ongoing cybersecurity measures: Thoroughly testing websites before they are publicly launched, executing penetration testing to discover vulnerabilities, and monitoring the supply chain to ensure vendors whose code is being used follow cybersecurity best practices.
Remember: Formjacking is a real threat, but with awareness, proactive measures, and a little digital armor, we can keep our data safe and send these invisible pickpockets packing.