Credit card numbers for sale on the black market
Black cards – credit cards for the super rich
According to a study released this month by Panda Security, botnets for hire to start your own spam campaign and stolen credit card details for $2 are only two of the commodities easily found on the cyber-crime black market today. The study reveals a massive criminal network selling stolen bank account information in forums and dedicated online shops, according to PandaLabs researchers who posed as cyber criminals.
In a statement about the results, Panda Security officials say, “This is a rapidly expanding market, and cyber-criminals are aiding and abetting each other’s efforts to steal personal information for financial gains.” “In 2010, the cyber-crime black market diversified its business model, selling a much wider variety of compromised sensitive information, including bank accounts, log-ins, passwords, fake credit cards, and more.”
Credit card scammers on the dark web
According to experts, avoiding the risks of the dark web is almost impossible. There were 1,257 breaches in 2018, according to the ITRC (Identity Theft Resource Center), and 1,473 breaches in 2019. With the increasing amount of data breaches, there’s a good chance your confidential financial information is on the darknet.
Cybercriminals could be able to sell stolen documents on underground internet markets that are close to online marketplaces like Amazon or eBay, according to experts. Buyers and sellers can revisit past negotiations and rely on each other’s ratings to make decisions, just as they can on these online marketplaces.
When it comes to collecting payments, cybercriminals, data record dealers, and hackers go to great lengths to stay anonymous. They can accept payments online using a variety of electronic methods, including Bitcoin, Yandex, and Web Money. Some of them also accept payments through MoneyGram or Western Union, but they often charge extra fees to cover the costs of using these services to send and receive hard currency.
How the stolen credit card market works
When your accounts are compromised, hackers can always try to sell your personal information on the Dark Web, a site that only those using the Tor anonymity network can access. The majority of information stolen is personally identifiable information and financial details, but hackers will also take everything they can get their hands on. Healthcare, government, retail, and education are the most prominent industries targeted by these hackers, but all companies are vulnerable to data theft of any kind.
It is your responsibility as a business owner to ensure that this does not happen. The last thing you want is a hacker stealing your company’s financial data or the personal information of your employees. The information in your company is much more valuable than you would expect, particularly to hackers. Whatever data they have, they can find meaning in it. ZDNet has published some statistics about how much specific passwords, accounts, and other confidential information will sell for on the Dark Web.
How to find anything on the dark web
The data collection is being sold on the black market Joker’s Stash under the name BIGBADABOOM-III, following the company’s data protection incident disclosure. The breach was triggered by a PoS malware attack that infected the company’s point-of-sale (PoS) devices for ten months before being discovered in December of last year. There were 860 convenience stores impacted by the breach, 600 of which were also gas stations. The violation and the online sale were already reported to the card-issuing institutions by the company.
According to Gemini Advisory, approximately 30 million of the card records came from more than 40 different states in the United States, while about 1 million came from more than 100 different countries. The majority of the credit card information from the United States was gathered in Florida and Pennsylvania. The ones that were issued internationally were traced to Latin America, Europe, and a few Asian countries. The data was gathered, according to the researchers, when the cardholders were in the United States and transacted with local gas stations.