Over 70,000 Canadian Credit Card Numbers Being Sold on the Dark Web
Earlier this year, a security consultant from Telus Security Solutions, Milind Bhargava revealed that over 70,000 Canadian credit card numbers were listed for sale on a dark web market.
Bhargava released the findings as part of a presentation that was aimed at providing insight on just how much personal information from Canada was available on Dark Web
Credit Cards Were All From One Province
Bhargava’s division, which is usually tasked with monitoring dark web sites that deal in the sale of credit cards for their corporate clients, said that like any other credit and debit cards, Canadian credit cards were easy to identify using the first six digits on the card.
These identify the type of card and also the bank it is affiliated with. As it stands, no organization has claimed credit card theft.
In his presentation, Bhargava said that more than 70,000 Canadian credit cards were suddenly put up for sale on the dark web following the data breach.
Despite the cards being from multiple banks, the security consultant noted that they all came from the same province.
Bhargava noted that it was rare to find such a large amount of stolen credit card information coming from such a localized area. He refused to disclose the identity of the province in question.