India Crime Cyber Data Desk
Mumbai, 01 June 2020
Hackers leaked the detailed information of over 80,000 credit cards put up for sale on the dark web market.
- This Data Breach consists of credit card details of various countries such as the United States (33K), France (14K), Australia (5K), United Kingdom (5K), Canada (2K), Singapore (1.2 K) and India (1.3K).
- They include both Visa and MasterCard, according to the information.
- The price of each credit card, which includes the name of the cardholder, CVV code, and expiration date, is $5 per unit, paid in crypto. This price is regardless of each card’s value.
- Cyble believes that it could have come from a phishing website or an online store that the hackers had managed to breach.
- Data breaches occur when the user data stored with companies and websites is stolen using phishing, malware. Under attacks like this, user data such as customer name, number, address and payment details are stolen.
- Taking pre-emptive steps:
- The type of information found on the dark web plays a role in what steps you should take.
- Find your credit card or bank account numbers on the dark web, let your card issuer inform so they can help you close the account and open a new one.
- If one of your passwords is on the dark web, change it on all of the accounts where you use it.
- As an added precaution, change the security questions on your accounts as well.
POINTS TO ALWAYS REMEMBER:
- Do not use shady websites.
- Be careful with emails.
- Do not share your card details.
- Different password for each account.
- Do not disclose your card information to anyone.
- Review your bank account statements promptly.
Always report any cybercrime to your nearest police station or alternatively report it on www.cybercrime.gov.in
Stay safe. Stay quarantined. Stay away from fake lottery scams and phishing calls.
‘BE CYBER SAFE’ Report any cybercrime at www.cybercrime.gov.in