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Millions of credit card numbers—some of which were apparently stolen from Sonic Drive-In restaurants—are now for sale on a dark web market for between $25 and $50 per card, reports KrebsOnSecurity.
Most of the cards range in price from $25 to $50, and the price is influenced by a number of factors, including: the type of card issued (Amex, Visa, MasterCard, etc); the card’s level (classic, standard, signature, platinum, etc.); whether the card is debit or credit; and the issuing bank.
I should note that it remains unclear whether Sonic is the only company whose customers’ cards are being sold in this particular batch of five million cards…” The stolen database is just the latest in a year of leaks, breaches, and hacks, most notably the recent revelation of a massive theft of personal information from credit bureau Equifax.
A previous breach involving Wendy’s restaurants that started in 2015 proved more costly than expected for the banking industry (and for small credit unions in particular), which had to repeatedly replace cards for some frequent customers of the burger chain who had multiple numbers compromised.SM