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MP police #cyber cell busts #Indo-Pak gang involved in #credit card fraud

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MP police #cyber cell busts #Indo-Pak gang involved in #credit card fraud

Busting an international gang of credit card hackers, the cyber wing of Madhya Pradesh Police has arrested two persons on Monday who are accused of making large-scale online purchases by hacking information on credit cards. The two accused, both residents of Mumbai, are suspected to be associated with a gang of international cyber criminals, run by Pakistani citizen Shaikh Afzal aka Shozi.

Speaking after the arrest of credit card hackers, Superintendent of Police (SP) of State Cyber Cell of Indore unit, Jitendra Singh said that two Indian members of this gang, identified as Ramkumar Pillai and Ramprasad Nadar, were arrested following a complaint made by a bank official from Agar Malwa district.

“We have learnt that Shozi is a native of Lahore and got married only last year. Shozi visits different countries across the world. He was in Uzbekistan when Nadar and Pillai talked to him last time through Skype. We are trying to confirm these details,” the Superintendent of Police said.

The duo purchased hacked credit card details from some websites on the dark web and later paid for the information through Bitcoin. “If this payment is measured in terms of Indian currency, it costs only Rs 500 to Rs 800 to buy details of every credit card,” Singh added.

The gang members bought air tickets and travel packages of Bangkok, Thailand, Dubai, Hong Kong and Malaysia by using this information of hacked credit cards. They also shopped costly items online using the hacked details, said the official.

Singh said the accused also used to send half the amount, they spent by misusing the credit card details, to Shozi by secret online methods.

The accused also used to select the online e-commerce website, where they do not need a one-time password (OTP) to make a purchase. So, the holders would get the information about the misuse of credit cards only after the payment.

Singh said initial investigation revealed that both the accused have made purchases of about Rs 20 lakh by misusing the details of 17 credit cards so far. However, this figure may go up after further investigation.

He said that the police have been searching for a resident of Jabalpur, who is also learnt to be connected with this gang.

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NETFLIX PHISHING CAMPAIGN STEALS CUSTOMERS’ CREDIT CARD DETAILS

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Netflix customers are being targeted by hackers posing as employees of the video streaming website in order to steal their credit card details. Researchers at the cybersecurity firm PhishMe uncovered the phishing campaign, which sent out Netflix-branded emails claiming to be from the company’s support team. Emails in the campaign…

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5 Ways to Protect or Freeze Your Credit After Identity Theft

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In the wake of the Equifax data breach, which compromised the personal information of up to 143 million Americans — nearly half of the U.S. population, according to NBC News — many Americans are looking to prevent potential identity theft. The Equifax breach is just the latest in a string…

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Scammers Are Constructing Fake People to Get Real Credit Cards

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On a warm day in May, agents from the FBI and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service descended on a leafy neighborhood in South Carolina and raided the home of a DJ suspected of using fake identities to obtain 558 credit cards from Capital One Financial Corp. Outside the house in…

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Watertown Police seeking suspects in credit card theft

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The Watertown Police Department is currently seeking information to help them locate two individuals suspected of credit card fraud. The Watertown Police Department has active arrest warrants for Erica Saucier, 27, and Christopher Main, 26; both of a last known address of 33 Oak Stree in Thomaston. According to police,…

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Credit skimmers not spiking locally; officials still preach vigilance

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State and local officials are preaching vigilance over rising instances of identity theft around the state due to credit card skimmers in gas pumps. Sergeant Brian Sawyer with the Collier County Sheriff’s Department said that while his department had not yet noticed a significant increase of devices in the area,…

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llegal credit card skimmer use on the rise at Florida gas stations

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Protecting your pin while paying for gas at the pump may not be enough to keep your card’s information safe. State inspectors have found more credit card skimmers in the first seven months of this year — 276 — than during all of 2016 — 219. “Identity theft is the…

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After burglary, customers using Applebee’s Entree Express in March and April should check credit for identity theft

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On June 20, 2017, at about 6:00 am, Applebee’s restaurant located on Hilltop Dr. had a storage area broken into. Two boxes of receipts were stolen during the burglary. The records taken were Entree Express receipts for the months of March and April 2017. The records stolen had patrons’ names,…

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Hackers stole credit card data from Buckle stores

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Hackers stole credit card data from Buckle stores

The Buckle, Inc. has suffered a data breach, the clothing retailer announced this week. The company discovered intruders had planted malware on their cash register systems to steal credit card data from customers over several months. It’s unclear exactly how many cardholders may have been affected, but credit cards used…

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Thieves use hacked credit cards to buy cigarettes worth more than $1M

Thieves use hacked credit cards to buy cigarettes worth more than $1MSource: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Seven people are going to federal prison for using stolen credit card numbers and counterfeit gift cards to buy more than $1 million in cigarettes in North Carolina. The defendants then sold those cigarettes on the black market, completing a scheme that began with stolen credit […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?