In an August 30th press release, posted previously on DataBreaches.net, chocolatier Russell Stover disclosed that point-of-sale (POS) terminals in their retail stores appeared to have been compromised by malware. Online customers were reportedly not at risk, but based on its investigation up until that date, they believed that the attacker may have been able to acquire payment card data from cards used in Russell Stover retail stores during a timeframe beginning no earlier than February 9, 2019 and no later than August 7, 2019. At the time of the press release, Russell Stover reported that they had no evidence that any information has been inappropriately used.
What a difference a week makes.
Analysts at Gemini Advisory subsequently identified more than 74,000 Card Present (CP) records available for purchase on the dark web.
Sharing their findings exclusively with DataBreaches.net, Stas Alforov, Gemini’s Director of Research and Development, reported that the records were first added to the dark web on August 16, 2019, and included both track 1 and track 2 data, i.e., they included card numbers, expiration dates, and cardholders’ names.
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