The Bank of Russia and the Visa payment system have notified credit institutions about the leakage of bank customer card data.
The database with the data of 55 thousand users of the Joom marketplace, specializing in the delivery of goods from China, was publicly available.
– The database was available for free download on the Darknet and in Telegram channels last week. It contained the first six and last four digits of the card number, its expiration date, the payment system and the Bank that issued the card, as well as the user’s full name, phone number, email address and residential address.
A representative of the company said that the leak occurred back in March. The company has terminated cooperation with the counterparty due to which the incident occurred.
It is noted that only those banks whose cards were used by customers from the database received messages from a center for monitoring and responding to computer attacks in the credit and financial sector (FinCERT). A number of banks have already taken measures to prevent the threat, some of them have informed customers about the reissue of cards.
According to Ilya Tikhonov, Head of Compliance and Audit at Softline Group of Companies, online stores are traditionally one of the most poorly protected segments, since their creators do not pay enough attention to the issue of protection from cyber attacks.
“Based on the nature of the data, I can assume that it was obtained by an external attack: malware was used to intercept data during the payment process”, added he.
“The database is freely available in several places, it could have been downloaded by hundreds of people, so it will be difficult for fraudsters to use it”, said Ashot Hovhannisyan, founder and technical Director of DeviceLock.
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