Digital Robin Hood … which are not so much


A new trend has appeared in the cybercrime landscape that makes it appear as if some fraudsters may have a conscience… or none at all.

According to Symantec researchers, the security company has observed a growing trend among cybercriminals to test stolen credit card numbers through, surprise of surprises, the use of such numbers to donate money to charities.

While it may appear that identity thieves have opted for an unusual show of kindness, Symantec concludes the obvious, that criminals have indeed identified the process of donating money as a useful screening system to check if their stolen accounts are still valid. up and running, without drawing attention to them as quickly as using the looted accounts in other transactions.

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Source: InfoWorld

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