Hackers infiltrate BriansClub to pass on stolen 26m credit card info to banks

In an event first of its kind reported hereafter, hackers- probably those indulging in ethical hacking have infiltrated into the database of BrainsClub website for stealing info of more than 26 million credit cards to return the data to the banking industry.

BrainsClub happens to be a black market web portal that collects and sells sensitive info like credit card details from hackers to interested prospects (also threat actors). Information includes the credit card owner’s country name, state, zip code, and CCV2 number.

Brian Krebs was first to report on the hack which took place in a visual Robinhood style. And a source adds that the stolen data was shared with multiple sources which happen to be high-level executives from prominent banks hailing from the UK.

Cybersecurity Insiders has learned that the hackers who have stolen the data from BriansClub passed on the info to respective banks so that the staff can cancel all those credit cards whose info was compromised.

According to a tip, off from a source from Krebsonsecurity, the website which is operational on the dark web has stolen the below-stated details as follows-

BrainsClub stole details of over 1.7 million credit cards in 2015

In the year 2016, the estimate is around 2.9 million

4.9 million In 2017

9.2 million In 2018 and

7.6 million in the 2quarters of this year

Further, Analysis suggests that the stolen info was mostly a data dump and suggests that more than 14 million are still valid.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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