Hackers have stolen customer data from Titan Manufacturing and Distributing company for nearly one year

Pierluigi Paganini January 07, 2019

Cyber criminals have stolen customer data from the Titan Manufacturing and Distributing company for nearly one year using a malware.

Hackers hit the Titan Manufacturing and Distributing company and compromised its computer system to steal customer payment card data for an entire year. 

Attackers breached into the computer system at Titan Manufacturing and Distributing company to steal customer payment card data for roughly a year. 

The company confirmed that hackers were able to install malware in its system in 2017, the malicious code remained undetected between November 23, 2017 and October 25, 2018.

The malware was used by attackers to steal financial data of customers who purchased goods from one of the company online stores.
The malicious code was designed to user information, including name, billing address, telephone number, payment card number, expiration date, and verification code.

Titan Manufacturing and Distributing company doesn’t store this information, but the malware was designed to access shopping cart and siphon financial data from the website. 

Users that have purchased products in the above period might have been affected by the security breach.

“Titan has confirmed through an IT security expert that its computer system has been compromised by malware that could have been present from approximately November 23, 2017 until October 25, 2018. ” reads the letter sent to its customers.

“Titan Manufacturing and Distributing, Inc. values your business and recognizes the importance of the security of your information. For these reasons, we are writing to let you know, as a precautionary measure, that Titan has been the victim of a data security incident that may involve your information,” the company says. 

The company is investigating the incident with the help of a cyber security firm.

At the time is still unknown the number of affected customers, according to a letter sent by Titan’s external counsel Butler & Snow to the Washington State Attorney General, the number of affected residents were 1,838. 

According to the experts, the malware used in the attack is similar to the one used by Magecart crime gang that targeted numerous e-commerce websites.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – Magecart, hacking)

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