An international gang operating out of Lahore is allegedly selling bank details of Indians for ₹500, according to an investigation done by the Madhya Pradesh cyber cell, reported The Times of India.
According to the report, a Pakistani national leads the international gang, where they sell credit and debit card details of Indians, including the CVV numbers, on the dark web. The cops were on the trail of a case where an Indian banking official had complained that ₹72,401 had been wrongfully debited from his credit card in August.
The investigation in the case led them to two Indian gang members in Mumbai. The arrested men reportedly bought hacked credit cards online on the dark web using Bitcoin. They have allegedly used ₹20,00,000 using 17 such hacked credit cards, sending half the amount to the ringleader, who is believed to be a man named Shaikh Afzal alias Shozi Lahore.
"We have learnt that Shozi is a native of Lahore and got married only last year," Superintendent of Police (SP) of State Cyber Cell of Indore unit, Jitendra Singh told Business Today. "Shozi visits different countries across the world. He was in Uzbekistan when Nadar and Pillai talked to him last time through Skype. We are trying to confirm these details."
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