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1.3 mn Indian Payment Cards Details up for Sale on Dark Web

On August 22, the dark web store released the first batch of stolen credit card data (dumps) from an alleged point-of-sale (POS) breach at the gas and convenience chain Hy-Vee. It is estimated that Joker's Stash lists 5.3 million credit card numbers related to this breach

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Nearly 1.3 million debit and credit card data of Indian banking customers that can fetch up to $130 million for cybercriminals are available on Dark Web for open sale.

According to ZDNet, the cards’ details is available on Joker’s Stash — one of the oldest card shops on the dark web which is known to be the place where major hackers sell card dumps.

The researchers from cyber security form Group-IBA found the Indian card holders’ listing. Joker’s Stash is advertising it under the “INDIA-MIX-NEW-01” heading.

The debit and credit cards belong to multiple Indian banks and are being sold for $100 each, in what security researchers have dubbed one of the biggest card dumps in recent years.

“Early data analysis suggests the card details may have been obtained via skimming devices, installed either on ATMs or point of sale (PoS) systems,” said the report.

The card dump includes “Track 2 data, usually found on a payment card’s magnetic stripe. The presence of this kind of data automatically rules out skimmers installed on websites (Magecart attacks), where Track 1 and Track 2 is never used.”

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When you fail to make your credit card bill payments, not only does your credit score take a hit, but you also show bad repayment capabilities.

Criminals who buy card dumps from Joker’s Stash typically use the data to clone legitimate cards and withdraw money from ATMs in so-called “cash outs.”

In February, card details for 2.15 million Americans were put up for sale on Joker’s Stash.

In August, nearly 5.3 million card details obtained from gas and convenience chain Hy-Vee customers were also dumped on Joker’s Stash.

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Over the past five years, Joker’s Stash has become one of the premier underground credit card shops through significant releases of stolen credit cards from data breaches at companies like Target, Walmart, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor, and British Airways.

On August 22, the dark web store released the first batch of stolen credit card data (dumps) from an alleged point-of-sale (POS) breach at the gas and convenience chain Hy-Vee. It is estimated that Joker’s Stash lists 5.3 million credit card numbers related to this breach. (IANS)

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The Black Friday Shopping Frenzy Attracts Many Shoppers After Thanksgiving

Black Friday, or the Friday after the Thanksgiving Day in the US, is regarded as the beginning of Christmas shopping season

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Smartphones and gaming products were once again topped the chart for Black Friday shoppers on Day One. Wikimedia Commons

The Black Friday shopping frenzy caught up with people across the globe after Thanksgiving Day and deal shopping was so intense that Costco’s website and app in the US went down and long queues were seen outside hypermarket stores like Walmart, Target and Best Buy.

According to USA Today, At a J.C. Penney store in Merritt Island, Florida, shoppers started lining up before noon for a coupon giveaway at 2 p.m. on Thursday. By the time the store opened, hundreds had lined up.

“Major retailers, including Best Buy, Target, Macy’s and for the first time Bed Bath & Beyond, have in-store specials for those who want to shop on the holiday,” said the report.

According to the US National Retail Federation, shoppers are expected to spend $728 billion to $731 billion in November and December. Market research firm eMarketer predict the shopping may even hit $1 trillion this year.

Smartphones and gaming products were once again topped the chart for shoppers on Day One.

The US carriers AT&T, Sprint and Verizon put special Black Friday and “Cyber Monday” deals on Apple iPhones.

Best iPhone deals were: Get iPhone 11 for $0/mo at Sprint when you trade in your iPhone 6s or newer in any condition; save up to 60 per cent on the Apple iPhone XR; save up to 57% on the Apple iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8 at Sprint and save up to 60 per cent on a wide range of Apple iPhones, the carriers said in a statement.

Apple on his part once again put sizzling Black Friday deals on offer — from iPads as low as $237 to MacBook Pros up to $1,700 off.

According to Appleinsider.com, the best Apple deals for the next three days were: Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $159.99 ($40 off); 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro (2.6GHz, 32GB, 1TB, Radeon 560X) Gray: $2,299 ($1,300 off); 11-inch iPad Pro (1TB, Wi-Fi): $1,099 @ Amazon ($250 off); 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro (2.3GHz, 8GB, 512GB) Silver: $1,499 ($500 off); 2017 MacBook Air (1.8GHz, 8GB, 128GB): $699 ($300 off) and 2019 MacBook Air (1.6GHz, 8GB, 128GB): $899 ($200 off), among others.

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The Black Friday shopping frenzy caught up with people across the globe after Thanksgiving Day and deal shopping was so intense that Costco’s website and app in the US went down and long queues were seen outside hypermarket stores like Walmart, Target and Best Buy. Wikimedia Commons

The newly-launched Apple AirPods Pro with Wireless Charging Case was available for $234.98 ($15 off).

The 44mm Apple Watch 5 (GPS) Gold Aluminum, Pink Sport Band was available for $409 at Amazon ($20 off) and 44mm Apple Watch 5 (Cellular) Black Stainless, Black Sport Band was going for $669 at Amazon ($80 off).

There were queues for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, VR, and PC games across retail stores.

According to Wired.com, Nintendo Switch with Spyro Reignited Trilogy game was available for $289 ($45 off). The Nintendo Switch alone costs $299.

Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons were available for $60 ($20 off) at Walmart and Best Buy.

Sony PS4 1 TB along with God of War, The Last of Us Remastered, and Horizon Zero Dawn games were going for $199 ($100) off which was steal deal.

PS4 Pro with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game was available for for $299 ($100 off again).

Microsodt Xbox One S with Sea of Thieves, Fortnite and Minecraft games was available for $150 ($100 off) while Xbox One X with Jedi: Fallen Order game was being sold for $349 ($150 off) at Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart.

Xbox One Controller was available for for $39 ($30 off).

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The newly-launched Apple AirPods Pro with Wireless Charging Case was available for $234.98 ($15 off) at the Black Friday Shopping Frenzy. Pixabay

Black Friday, or the Friday after the Thanksgiving Day in the US, is regarded as the beginning of Christmas shopping season.

Thanksgiving being one of the biggest shopping seasons in the US, online stores all over the world including the UK, Japan, Australia, European Union and India are also offering Black Friday sales.

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Cyber Monday is a marketing term for the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday. It was created by retailers to encourage people to shop online. (IANS)