Carding marketplace leaks data on 2 million credit cards for
One of the most recent players in the underground carding business, BidenCash, is giving away data for 2 million credit cards for its 1-year anniversary promo.
According to Hackread.com, the leaked info contains more than 500,000 email addresses with associated credit card numbers and even CVV codes, all in plain text.
Info on over 2.1 million cards belonging to people from around the world is included in the carding dump, predominantly from users in the US, Canada, Mexico, the UK, Italy, India, China and Australia.
The leaked datasets also include users’ full names, and banking details such as expiry dates and home addresses.
“We are thrilled to have reached our first year anniversary as an online store, and we couldn’t have done it without your support! Thank you for choosing our store and for trusting us to provide you with quality products and excellent service,” the post reads. “We are proud to have you as a customer and we look forward to continuing to serve you in the coming years. Your loyalty and trust are what motivate us to keep improving and growing our business.”
Researchers also noted the trove of data conveniently wrapped in a 260 MB file was also leaked on a separate Russian hacking forum.
Financial security and identity of users at risk long after their credit card expires
The exposed financial data and associated personally identifiable information may pose significant financial risks to affected individuals long after their exposed credit card expires.
While some of the credit cards peddled on illicit underground marketplaces may have already been blocked by the issuing bank (due to fraudulent activity), it doesn’t mean that the associated data of credit card holders can’t be used in further crimes.
The data dump released by BidenCash contains a variety of personally identifiable information that puts consumers at risk of phishing attempts, identity theft and other related scams.
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