Pilfered Wawa Payment Card Data Now for Sale on Dark Web
The Joker’s Stash underground marketplace is offering stolen payment card data from Wawa’s recently disclosed data breach.
The infamous Joker’s Stash market in the Dark Web now is offering stolen payment card data that researchers from Gemini Advisory have identified as from the recent breach at Wawa.
According to Gemini’s Stas Alforov and Christopher Thomas, Joker’s Stash began stocking the payment card data records on January 27, more than a month after convenience store chain Wawa announced that it had discovered the breach on December 10, 2019. Wawa said payment systems in stores and a gas pumps in possibly all of its locations nationwide could have been affected, starting on March 4, 2019.
“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,” the Gemini analysts wrote in a post today. “It is comparable to Home Depot’s 2014 breach exposing 50 million customers’ data or to Target’s 2013 breach exposing 40 million sets of payment card data.”
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