Hackers have breached BriansClub (BriansClub
Experts estimate the total number of stolen cards leaked from BriansClub represent almost 30 percent of the cards available on the black market.
Krebs reported that last month, a source shared with him, a file containing the full BriansClub database, the archive included cards currently available for sale and historically data.
The file contains details stolen from bricks-and-mortar retailers over the past four years, including nearly eight million records that were uploaded in 2019 alone.
People who reviewed the stolen data confirmed that the same credit card records could be found in a more redacted form by searching the BriansClub
Historical data in the archive show the rapid growth of the carding site, in 2015 the platform added just 1.7 million card records for sale, in 2016, 2.89 million stolen cards, 4.9 million cards in 2017; and 9.2 million in 2018. Between January and August 2019, BriansClub added approximately 7.6 million cards.
BriansClub sold roughly 9.1 million stolen credit cards, allowing the site and its resellers to earn a total of $126 million in sales since 2015.
“There’s no easy way to tell how many of the 26 million or so cards for sale at BriansClub are still valid, but the closest approximation of that — how many unsold cards have expiration dates in the future — indicates more than 14 million of them could still be valid.” states Krebs.
According to a follow-up post published by Krebs, the administrator of BriansClub confirmed that the data center hosting his site had been hacked earlier in the year. The
According to Krebs, the administrator of the Russian cybercrime forum Verified, BriansClub was hacked by “a fairly established
“The Verified site admin said MrGreen had been banned from the forum, and added that “sending anything to Krebs is the lowest of all lows” among accomplished and self-respecting