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Why debit, credit cardholders should remain beware of Joker's Stash

The darknet or darkweb is parallel to the internet but provides users with anonymity, which is often exploited for criminal activities

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Credit cards | Debit cards | Fortune 500

Sanjay Kumar Singh  |  New Delhi 



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In view of growing security risks, banks and card companies need to safeguard their systems against the risk of cyberattacks.

Media reports say that details of 1.3 million credit and debit cards, mostly belonging to customers of Indian banks, are up for sale on a darkweb marketplace called Joker’s Stash. The darknet or darkweb is parallel to the internet but provides users with anonymity, which is often exploited for criminal activities. Reports suggest this lot could fetch the cybercriminal as much as $130 million upon sale.

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First Published: Thu, November 07 2019. 19:37 IST

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