Anonymous Ukraine Posts 7 Million Cards

An anti-American hacktivist group calling itself Anonymous Ukraine has posted more than 7 million credit card numbers online, but it appears unlikely most of them could be used to commit fraud, according to the cybersecurity firm Risk Based Security.

In a message posted on the open online forum Pastebin March 24, the hacktivists provide four links corresponding with card brands Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. In its analysis, Risk Based Security, working with DataLossDB, a service that tracks data breaches across the Web, says the links point to archives that “appear to have valid card numbers, bank routing numbers and full names.”

In its Pastebin post, Anonymous Ukraine claims it’s in possession of “more than 800 million credit cards” and that the data dumps were the “first part” of its exposure.

The hacktivist group first posted details on approximately 950,000 cards online on March 24, and then followed the disclosure with an announcement later in the day on Twitter that it released an additional 6 million card details, Risk Based Security says in a statement.

via Anonymous Ukraine Posts 7 Million Cards – BankInfoSecurity.

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