Group-IB, a Singapore-based cybersecurity company that specializes in preventing cyberattacks, has detected that a huge database holding more than 1.3 million credit and debit card records of mostly Indian banks’ customers was uploaded to Joker’s Stash on October 28. The underground market value of the database is estimated at more than $130 million.
The database under the name “INDIA-MIX-NEW-01” (full name: “ INDIA-MIX-NEW-01 (fresh skimmeD INDIA base): INDIA MIX TR1+TR2/TR2, HIGH VALID 90-95%, uploaded 2019-10-28 (NON-REFUNDABLE BASE”) has been on sale on one of the most notorious underground card shops, Joker’s Stash, since October 28, 2019. The database contains only credit and debit card dumps Track 2, while its name suggests that it holds both Track 1 and Track 2 records. Track 2 dumps can be used to produce cloned cards for further cashing out.
Group-IB’s Threat Intelligence team has analyzed all the card dumps from the database and discovered that more than 98% of them belong to Indian banks, 1% – to Colombian banks. More than 18% of the dumps in the database are related to a single Indian bank. The full database has more than 1.3 million records in total. It is one of the biggest single databases ever uploaded at once on underground markets and probably one of the most expensive ones. Every single dump in the set is valued at $100 which makes the total value of the database at least $130 million.
CEO and founder at Group-IB