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Avinash Mittal
by on November 15, 2022
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The breach at BriansClub has left payment card details available for anyone to use. The data is made up of ones and zeros that are used by criminals to make payments. The table below shows how much stolen credit card details are worth in the dark market. The theft of 26 million cards is estimated to be worth $414 million.

Data Stolen from Briansclub

A data breach at BriansClub exposed payment card details of more than nine million people, allowing criminals to use them to make payments. The data includes ones and zeros - the same information that thieves would use to make purchases. The breach is expected to disrupt this underground trade in the short term. The site has been operating for several years. In 2015, it collected 1.7 million credit card records. That number increased to 2.9 million in 2016, 4.9 million in 2017, and 9.2 million in the first eight months of this year.

The administrators of the BriansClub website confirmed that their data center had been hacked, but they did not say who did it. Still, the breach is likely to shake the Dark Web.

Sources Of Stolen Credit Card Data

The BriansClub hacker group has hacked online and brick-and-mortar stores to obtain credit card information. In 2015 alone, the group stole the details of 1.7 million credit cards, followed by 2.9 million cards in 2016, 4.9 million in 2017, and finally 9.1 million in 2018. Since then, the group has sold these stolen cards for $126 million in Bitcoin.

KrebsOnSecurity shared this database with the carding firm Gemini Advisory, which is based in Australia. They estimate that the 26 million cards are almost a third of the total number of credit and debit card accounts for sale underground. The data from the stolen cards are still being sold to the public, although some cards have been redacted.

BriansClub has been selling stolen credit card data since it was discovered in 2015. The company posted 1.7 million card records in 2015, then added more over the years. Between January and August 2018, the number of cards posted increased to 9.2 million. The total value of stolen credit card records is estimated to be $414 million. The data is encoded onto magnetic strips on credit cards and is therefore used by thieves to purchase high-priced items.

Targeted Financial Institutions

The hack that hit BriansClub's data center is a shocking development in the world of the Dark Web. While the site's administration says they removed affected cards from their online store, Gemini, an online security research firm, has challenged this claim. While the report does not name the perpetrators, it is sure to shake up the Dark Web landscape.

The researchers discovered that the data comprised almost half of the total card numbers for sale. As a result, they found that the database contained information on more than nine million unique card numbers. The majority of the inventory was obtained via magnetic stripes during in-person transactions, while the remaining half was generated via online fraud. The researchers estimate that BriansClub's database contains $414 million in stolen credit cards.

The data from BriansClub's database is made up mainly of "dumps" - strings of ones and zeros encoded onto a credit card's magnetic stripe. These stolen cards can be used to buy valuable items.

Value Of Stolen Credit Card Data

According to the security intelligence firm Flashpoint, the theft of BriansClub credit card data resulted in the sale of tens of millions of credit and debit card records. As a result, the data owner is likely to earn at least $126 million. The data was stolen from an online retailer and posted online in a database.

The breach has resulted in a market for stolen credit and debit card data — which is resold for Bitcoin. The site's administrators claim that they've made $126 million by reselling stolen card information, but the exact numbers aren't known yet due to the volatility of the cryptocurrency market. The theft of the data may have affected as many as 26 million people. Krebs reports that cybercrooks used data-grabbing malware and skimming devices to access the information. The thieves then use the information to commit online fraud. The resulting database of stolen credit cards is largely used to create fake cards and sell them to unsuspecting online consumers.

BriansClub has not disclosed the identity of the person who made the hack. However, some unscrupulous hucksters have already offered to sell the data in exchange for Bitcoin. The database contains information about every card sold and every reseller. The security firm Gemini reported that the database contained the names of more than 50,000 buyers and 142 resellers. In total, there are at least nine million cards in the database.

 

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