You can buy credit card details of 100,000 Brits as easily as hopping on Amazon

You can buy credit card details of 100,000 Brits as easily as hopping on Amazon

The stolen credit cards details of 100,000 British people have turned up on the open Web and are being sold for less than $2.50, according to an investigation by The Times newspaper.

Rather than being hidden in the dark depths of the internet, the Bestvalid site is almost as accessible as Amazon, simply requiring a sign up or login to get going. It also offers help services for dissatisfied customers.

A reporter for The Times used Bitcoin to buy the details of one victim, in a bundle that included all of the details for one of her bank cards, as well as her cellphone number and address.

The investigation also unearthed the sensitive data of a former senior advisor to the Queen and the stash totals some one million records overall.

The bundles of data sell for more than the price of a stolen Netflix password sold on the black market, but this site is particularly brazen and the consequences far more dangerous than someone making your streaming habits look bad.

One million stolen bank cards for sale on fraud site [The Times]

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