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Card data of 20,000 Pakistani bank users sold on dark web: report

Dunya News

The data was sold in auction style.

KARACHI (Dunya News) – Echoes pertaining to the sale of Pakistani bank users’ credit and debit cards in black market continues to resonate.

An international report suggests that the card data of at least 20,000 Pakistani bank users have been sold at the dark web. It includes 22 Pakistani banks and 19,864 cards.

In the first phase, data of 8864 cards was sold on dark web on October 26. Later the information of additional 11,000 cards was sold on October 31.

The data was sold in auction style whereas the price of the card ranged between 100-160 dollars as per credit limit. The report revealed that international cyber criminals also had local assistance.

On the other hand, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has directed all the banks to impede international payments through credit and debit cards and improve security system.

Banking sources say that the user will not suffer the financial loss of data theft and purchase from the cards.

All the bank amount is insured and suspicious transactions will not be paid, it added.