Wednesday, February 8, 2023

How dark net is buying and selling Pakistanis’ ATM card data


Ever thought that using ATM can compromise your information or bank data?

Its possible and dark net is probably buying your data for darker purposes such as making fake cash withdrawal cards, do online transactions and even money laundering.

As Deputy Director FIA, Muhammad Ahmad Zaeem revealed in an ARY News show that the agency received complaints that ATM machine of a bank has skimming devices installed

Earlier this month, the agency had arrested two Chinese citizens Zhong Xianming and Zhong Xianquan when they were allegedly removing skimming devices and pinhole camera panel from an ATM facility in Clifton. The duo were installing the skimmers ( card readers that grab the data off the card’s magnetic stripe attached to the real payment terminals).


The FIA official claimed that the suspects were installing them during the night as the job was quite difficult during the day because the branch’s staff is present in the bank.

“We allowed them to install the skimmers on the ATM facility as we wanted proof before acting or arresting them, we wanted to catch them red handed” said Zaeem.

Zaeem maintained that the investigation revealed that the data was being sold on dark net (a small part of the deep web. Its contents are not accessible through search engines, but it’s something more: it is the anonymous Internet. Within the dark net, both web surfers and website publishers are entirely anonymous).


Here is a glimpse of how such information is being sold on the dark net



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