Over one million credit card details leaked online and many of them are still current.
Over One Million Credit Card Details Leaked Online
In what seems to be an extremely sinister marketing stunt, a dark web carding marketplace known as BidenCash has now published the details of over 1.2 million credit cards online.
And according to a BleepingComputer report, the database is inclusive of card numbers, CVV numbers, expiration dates, bank names, cardholder names, physical addresses card types, social security numbers, email addresses, and mobile phone numbers.
The Leaked Data Is Enough to Commit Financial Fraud and Identity Theft
Not only is it that this very selection of data is more than just enough to commit financial fraud, but it also could well be used for identity theft. What’s more, plenty of the cards shared will not expire before 2023 and many of them will even remain valid until 2026, the report cites.
The database contains details on cards from all over the globe but most of them, however, belong to citizens of the United States. Other regions and countries include Iran, India, Greenland, Venezuela, and Bolivia.
The Total Number of the Cards Exposed
The total number of cards exposed is 1,221,551. And many of these details are at most times obtained via point-of-sale malware, magecart attacks, and many other types of infostealers.
And even though it all sounds farfetched, this seems to be nothing more than just a publicity stunt. BidenCash according to BleepingComputer just recently suffered devastating distributed denial of service (DooS) attacks thus forcing the platform to set up under new URLs.
BidenCash Distributed the Data Dump through a Clearnet Domain
In order to make sure that it got to as many cybercriminals as possible, the platform, BidenCash distributed the data dump through a clearnet domain as well as through other hacking and carding forums.
The Database of Details Was Released Last Friday
Last Friday, the database of details was released, and ever since then it has been confirmed as authentic by many sources and this is including D3Lab and BleepingComputer. D3Lab believes that roughly a third of the data released is current thus meaning that at least 350,000 cards could very much still be valid.