Dark Web Site Releases over 2 Million Credit Card Details
Credit Card Details Leaked
A dodgy dark web site, that sells stolen credit card details, has released details of over two million credit and debit card in a criminal publicity stunt.
This dark web site leaked the information to ‘celebrate‘ their first birthday, and are giving the information away for free to anyone who wants it.
The media speculate that the site is doing this in an effort to get as much publicity and free advertising as possible (so media outlets are avoiding naming the site – sorry crooks).
Millions of cards
This isn’t the first time this website has done something like this. Last year, the same site leaked more than 1.2 million credit cards.
Another similar website did the same thing back in August 2021, releasing the details on more than a million credit cards on a number of hacking forums.
Researchers who have investigated the current leaked data set have found that there are at least 740,858 credit cards, 811,676 credit cards, (and 293 charge cards) involved. Some of these seem to be duplicates but one research company believes there are 2,141,564 unique entries.
‘data that has been leaked contains …card numbers … people’s names, emails, phone numbers, home addresses, expiration dates, and CVV codes’
The data that has been leaked contains not only card numbers but also people’s names, emails, phone numbers, home addresses, expiration dates, and CVV codes. Some of the cards are valid for many years to come.
The database also contains almost half a million unique email addresses from 28,000 unique email domains, which is a valuable resource for cybercriminals.
Beware calls from the bank asking strange questions
People whose information has been leaked are at risk of identity theft, scams, and phishing attacks long after the expiration of their card details, making them vulnerable to further attacks down the line.
‘People whose information has been leaked are at risk of identity theft, scams, and phishing attacks’
Scammers can try to use information like this to get in touch with consumers, posing as their bank, to try trick people into giving them passwords and eft sms codes. Never give any such codes (that you get via sms) to anyone even if they call and say they are from your bank. Rather, immediately go in to a branch if you get such a call and are worried.