On Monday, hackers had put more than 30 million payment card details on sale on Joker’s Stash one of the largest card fraud dark web forums. If you had shopped from any one of the 850 Wawa store, its time to take immediate action.
Back to some months before, December 2019 Wawa disclosed a major data breach, in which the company said that they planted malware on their sale system. The malware was designed to stole payment details of customers who bought goods with credit/debit cards from Wawa stores.
Since the breach may have affected over 850 stores and potentially exposed 30 million sets of payment records, it ranks among the largest payment card breaches of 2019, and of all time,Gemini Advisory said when describing Wawa breach.
Gemini Advisory said that after analyzing the data, the Wawa card dump appears to include “30 million US records across more than 40 states, as well as over one million non-US records from more than 100 different countries.”
According to threat intelligence firm Gemini Advisory, on 27 January hackers started uploading the stolen card details from Wawa at Joker’s Stash named BIGBADABOOM-III which included card numbers, expiry dates, and cardholder names.
According to the ZDNet report, the card dump did include CVV2 numbers, despite Wawa’s claims.
The majority of the details of the card details were from US banks and were linked to US-based customers some records were also from Latin America, Europe, and several Asian countries.
The median price of US-issued records from this breach is currently $17, with some of the international records priced as high as $210 per card.
We continue to encourage our customers to remain vigilant in reviewing charges on their payment card statements and to promptly report any unauthorized use to the bank or financial institution that issued their payment card by calling the number on the back of the card,Wawa said.
Team The Tech Infinite is requesting to those customers who had bought any good from any of the Wawa store between March 19 to December 19 to block their respective cards any issue a new once as safety of our viewers is our first priority.