An underground credit card clearing house has been hacked, according to Trend Micro security researchers. Leaked data from the hack include employee emails and recorded phone calls.
“A group of hackers recently published detailed information from an underground credit card company,” writes Feike Hacquebord, an advanced Threats Researcher with Trend Micro. “On July 23, an anonymous group claimed to have compromised a server of an online credit card processor company. At that time, however, the extent of the compromise was unclear. Looking at the data that was published leads us to believe that the compromise is very plausible.”
Some of the stolen recorded conversations include individuals speaking about ways to defraud credit card companies.
“This hacking incident would probably make a lot of cyber criminals nervous,” Hacquebord writes. “Unfortunately, the incident also puts the personal data of legitimate customers and of many ordinary Russians at risk.”