Criminals Are Giving Away Credit Cards to Promote a New Website
Criminals know how much a good giveaway can help increase business. So what better way to promote a new website than giving away one million credit card numbers? All the credit card numbers and details are stolen of course. The credit card numbers are being offered complete with all the data needed to make a purchase online: credit card numbers, expiration dates, CVVs, names, countries, states, cities, addresses, zip codes, and email and phone numbers.
First reported by BleepingComputer, the group behind the newly set up AllWorldCards website is promoting their new “business” on multiple hacker forums. In their forum posts, the criminals behind the AllWorldCards website said that all the credit card numbers and details were stolen between 2018 and 2019.
Criminals aren’t stupid. They use the stolen credit card numbers and details to buy gift cards because they are difficult to trace.
According to TechRadar… “The AllWorldCards site has more than two million credit cards on sale, with most of them costing between $3 and $5. The cheapest cards on the site cost $0.30, while the most expensive ones are $14.40. At the moment, there are more than two million cards for sale on the site, with the majority (more than a million) being from US banks.
The US bank most affected is JPMorgan Chase Bank.
Security experts D3Labs claim roughly half of all cards are still active.
“At present, the feedback returned to our analysis team is still limited, but they are showing an incidence close to 50% of cards still operational, not yet identified as compromised.” reported D3Lab in a blog post about the leak…” (from Bleeping Computer).