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United States – X-Cart

Exploit: Third Party Software
X-Cart: eCommerce Platform Creator

Risk to Small Business: 2.003 = Severe

X-cart discovered the danger of vetting errors when attackers exploited a vulnerability in a third-party software tool to gain access to X-Cart’s store hosting systems. Some stores went down completely, while others reported issues with sending email alerts. The incident is under investigation and service has been restored for clients.

Individual Risk: No personal or consumer information was reported as impacted in this incident.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Cyberattacks can come from unexpected quarters, like a vulnerability in third-party software that you rely o.