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Site that sells stolen credit card data hacked by cyber vigilantes

By Duncan Riley for SiliconANGLE
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

BriansClub, an underground site that offers more than 26 million stolen credit cards for sale, has been hacked in an apparent case of cyber vigilantism.

Ilia Kolochenko, founder and chief executive of web security company ImmuniWeb, noted that the incident proves cybercriminals are not immune from being hacked themselves.

“Sadly, most of these ‘internal’ incidents further exacerbate the situation for the victims who will likely find their personally identifiable information or stolen cards being exposed even to bigger number of unauthorized third parties,” Kolochenko said. “The presumed value for law enforcement agencies, when the data about illicit traders becomes public, is likewise questionable given that most of the readers know how to use chained VPNs and proxies.” Read Full Article

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