OOP Digital Desk: The Madhya Pradesh (MP) anti-cyber crime department has reportedly busted an international racket that allegedly carried out large-scale purchases over the internet, and even enjoyed foreign trips, using hacked credit and debit card information. Data, including the bank account linked to the card, phone numbers, emails, and CVV numbers, have all been compromised.
According to a report recently published in the Times of India, Madhya Pradesh police has come to know that detailed data of many bank customers is available on the internet for as low as ₹500.
The MP anti-cyber crime cell nabbed two operators who worked as part of a gang led by Pakistani citizen Shaikh Afzal ka Shozi, based out of Lahore. The gang used to purchase credit and debit card information through Bitcoins—an online cryptocurrency—and buy expensive goods from foreign currencies.
Senior Indore police officer, Jitendra Singh, told the media that the two arrested persons shared half the amount they siphoned from the cards to Shozi using secret online methods.
Initial investigations revealed that the two accused have carried out purchases worth ₹20 lakhs misusing data from 17 cards. The number is likely rise as the investigation progresses.
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