Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert
The wild, wild web never ceases to amaze me. My daily routine includes a tremendous amount of research, keeping me on top of what’s new in information and personal security. Every day, I spend about three hours simply “consuming” information via news alerts, feeds, and subscriptions, then breaking it down for others.
Recently, I was shocked to come across a website created by a self-declared “real hacker,” advertising his services.
“I SELL CCV2,tracks+ ATM PIN,FULLZ, BANK LOGIN, BANK TRANSFER… PRICE FOR CCV us (visa or master)= 2$ us (amex or dis)= 3$ uk (visa or master)= 4$ uk (amex or dis )= 6$ US Amex 3 $ UK master/visa 6$ … All Our PayPa Acc Have Full Info And With Email Access and With All Security Answer . And With Orginal Ip And A Program For Fake Your System Ip To Orgina Ip For Full Access To PayPal Acc. Ebay Login : Fresh And Verified And Unlimited Ebay Account”
This guy is a “black hat hacker,” a carder selling stolen credit card data, referred to as “fullz” and “dumps.” His website includes live examples of his wares, including names, address, phone numbers, bank account numbers, credit card numbers, CCV2 numbers, Paypal account logins, you name it.
On his “Rates and Services” page, he states:
“We are a group of Ethical Hackers based in the Turkey but our staff comprises of Experienced hackers around the world, we have over the years strategically recruited the best hackers from the UK,USA,Russia,India,Philippians,Vietnam and Egypt.
Our policy is simple “making the world a better place by creating an equal balance” in other words, hack the rich and give to the poor, Robin Hood style
The way we do this is to sell Carding Stuff and hacking softwares and tools at really cheap prices so that everyone can afford it and also be able to hack.You can definitely be a hacker with our new approach tutorial. We can offer you pre-written tutorials but we will also allocate you your own specialist hacker, who you can add to your yahoo messenger and will give you a more hands on approach by teaching you everything you want to know over instant messenging.
We are ethical hackers and here to help not make money, we only charge because of the cost,time and effort involved in the services and products we offer.
Enjoy your stay and we hope we can help. Thank you!! :-”
And on his “About Us“:
“GOOD HACKER WITH GOOD PRODUCE HIEN_HACK IS A GOOD HACKER WITH FRESH PRODUCE…ALL STUFFS HAVE THEIR PRICE AND ALL STUFFS GOT GOOD LIMIT AND GOOD BALANCE..WE HAVE MANY SOFTWARE FOR HACKING STUFFS…HE IS A GOOD HACKER AND NEVER RIPP HATE RIPPERS IN IS LIST…HE DO GOOD DEAL FOR LONG ….WITH GOOD CUSTOMER WHO IS READY TO HAVE GOOD DEAL…ANY THING U NEED CONTACT HIM AND HE WILL HELP GET ANY STUFFS…HE DO BANK TRANSFER FOR REAL AND WESTERN UNION TRANSFER,GOT FRESH CC ETC…TRY HIM AND YOU WILL BE HAPPY OF HIM….IF U NEED HIM JUST GO TO IS CONTACT AND GET IS YAHOO ID OR EMAIL ADDRESS ALSO HE HAVE IS NUMBER THERE CONTACT HIM AND CALL HIM FOR GOOD DEAL OKAY..BE FAST SO THAT STUFFS WILL NOT GET FINISHED…..”
He and his band of delusional criminals have convinced themselves they are good and their victims are bad. Unfortunately, this is what we have to contend with. Hackers have been selling raw, stolen data to one another for a while now. But the fact that this type of underground activity is so prevalent that it’s begun showing up in my Google News Alerts is alarming, and indicates that it isn’t getting any better any time soon.
Most of the raw data being sold online is used for account takeover, but can also lead to new account fraud. In many cases, it’s your own computer that’s compromised, while other hacks target retailers or banks. Either way, you are ultimately responsible for the charges made in your name, unless you do something about it.
- Check your credit card statements often. Refute unauthorized charged within 60 days to be made whole by the issuing bank.
- Anytime you ever receive a phish email asking for personal information, credit information, banking etc, do not enter it. Just hit delete. Often victims will receive and email from what looks like a trusted source but is actually a phish.
- Install and update antivirus protection.If your PC is infected with a virus that allows the remote control of your PC, a criminal can get all your important files
- Check out my spyware killer. Even if your PC has spyware that logs your account information while you are typing in your browser, this software scrambles the data making it useless to the thief.
- Get a credit freeze. Go to ConsumersUnion.org and follow the steps for your particular state. This is an absolutely necessary tool to secure your credit. In most cases, it prevents new accounts from being opened in your name. This makes your Social Security number useless to a potential identity thief.
- Invest in Intelius identity theft protection and prevention. Not all forms of identity theft protection can be prevented, but identity theft protection services can dramatically reduce your risk. (Disclosures)