Magecart is a consortium of malicious hacker groups who target online shopping cart systems, usually the Magento system, to steal customer payment card information. This is known as a supply chain attack. The idea behind these attacks is to compromise a third-party piece of software from a VAR or systems integrator or infect an industrial process unbeknownst to IT. I explain what this malware does, link to some of the more notable hacks of recent history, and also provide a few suggestions on how you can better protect your networks against it.
You can read my post for CSOonline here.