Tag Archive | "credit-card-fraud"


15 January 2010 | 13,722 views

Former Dark Market Admin Faces 10 Year Jail Sentence

You may remember a while back in 2008 it was uncovered (at least publically) that DarkMarket was actually an FBI Sting Operation. Insiders had apparently known since 2006 that one of the admins was actually an undercover FBI agent. Countless cases have gone to court with the evidence and contacts gathered in the DarkMarket forums. […]

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25 August 2009 | 6,968 views

TJX Hacker Albert “Segvec” Gonzalez Indicted By Federal Grand Jury

We’ve been following the whole TJX saga for quite some time now since way back in September 2007 when the hack became public as the Largest Breach of Customer Data in U.S. History and in August 2008 when the TJX Credit Card Hackers Got Busted. The legal system has ticked along and now they have […]

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20 March 2009 | 5,484 views

Indian Credit Card Fraud Exposed – Linked to Symantec

In a recent undercover sting the BBC has uncovered some unscrupulous Indian chaps selling valid UK credit card details, the kicker to the story is the fraud is linked to Symantec as the people being defrauded had all recently bought Norton subscriptions. I guess it’s hard to control a 3rd party call center though and […]

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09 January 2009 | 5,478 views

TJX (T.J. Maxx and Marshall’s) Hacker Jailed For 30 Years

You should be familiar with the TJX case by now (TJX Largest Breach of Customer Data in U.S. History) and we’ve been following it here for a couple of years. We reported back in August last year that the TJX Credit Card Hackers were Busted and now one of the 11 guys involved has been […]

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30 September 2008 | 34,670 views

Pro ATM Hacker ‘Chao’ Gives Out ATM Hacking Tips

It seems like ATM hacking is still the way to go for those into a bit of hardware hacking. One of the most notorious and well known ATM hackers was recently arrest in Turkey and a list of his tips discovered online where he also sold the ATM skimming equipment. Well his tips can’t be […]

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12 August 2008 | 7,602 views

TJX Credit Card Hackers Busted – Largest US Data Breach

We reported on this case back in September 2007, the largest US data breach in history so far (45 million customer records!). It seems like finally the people behind it have been busted, 11 people have been charged by US authorities. The US authorities have charged 11 people in connection with the theft of credit-card […]

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17 June 2008 | 15,878 views

16 Year Old Indian Hacker Busted for eBay Scam

Looks like India has them moving into the hacking scene young, it’ll happen anywhere with decent network infrastructure and disparate levels of economy. Look at Eastern Europe and China as other examples, India though due to it’s outsourcing culture and plentiful legitimate jobs in the IT industry doesn’t seem to suffer so many problems with […]

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04 June 2008 | 4,678 views

‘Untraceable’ Phone Frauders Vishing for Credit Cards

Vishing, now there’s a new term for you. Basically its Phishing – but utilising VoIP call services, which makes it very easy to spoof the Caller ID. Even though Caller ID Spoofing was Made Illegal in the USA – people will still continue to do it, remember the FCC said it’s still easy to spoof […]

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20 May 2008 | 5,851 views

Three Charged With Hacking Dave & Buster’s Chain

Another big heist in the US netting a whole lot of juicy information on credit and debit cards, over half a million USD lost in this case alone. There’s a whole lot of fraud going on.. Not bad for fiddling with the cash register system of a restaurant chain. It just shows, anyone dealing with […]

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07 June 2006 | 10,765 views

Graph Analysis of Credit Card Loss

I saw some interesting information recently on a mailing list. We took one sample of one carding/phishing forum that our Global Surveillance Center was monitoring and sampled the set into a graph that lists the top 10 banks and the losses over the last month. As you can see, it’s obvious who the top credit […]

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