As a Dark web expert with an expertise in monitoring tor sites and hidden services, We have been encountering many contents that are disturbing and straightforward illegal being peddled around the internet both surface and deep part of the web. A researcher like me discover that these things are the usual in the dark web especially contents that have something to do with financial leaks and breaches.
We have a private collection of dark web sites which specialize in selling breached cards. Now the latest breach covers a lot of banks that are involved in the breach of cards through POS and online sites that got sniffed due to certain vulnerabilities. Let’s keep the name of the banks in private, then list down the countries that the banks are involved:
- HONG KONG
- SOUTH AFRICA
- UNITED KINGDOM
- UNITED STATES
- UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
- SAUDI ARABIA
- CAYMAN ISLANDS
- some others, etc.
Based on the affected list of the banks it includes both major, and rural banks. With our experience on handling data recovery and file analysis, a lot of these cards for sale are legitimate and valid. Some cards contain enough information to get you an item online through online purchase, while some contain enough information to steal an identity then get the card cloned through various techniques. Yes, you read it right, an EMV Chip can be disregarded but we will cover that in a different article.
The name of the Dark web store has yet to be disclosed, because the breach spread out through different carding stores like a malware. Take note, that the cards sold on other Dark web carding stores are unique and different from other dark web stores that we found. Though some stores share the same database, there are those that are independent yet the resource base is big.
These stores are run by smooth cybercriminals who as if engages in multiple phishing attacks, hidden in front of us yet the activity is obviously illegal. These sites reemerge persistently over the years despite being targeted by authorities. While these sites remain at large we may be able to mitigate damages to these affected people who got their credit card breached through Data Recovery. Dark web research is essential to cover items beyond the Clearnet.