New Credit Card Scam
A criminal ring was arrested in Malaysia for credit card fraud:
They would visit the online shopping websites and purchase all their items using phony credit card details while the debugging app was activated.
The app would fetch the transaction data from the bank to the online shopping website, and trick the website into believing that the transaction was approved, when in reality, it had been declined by the bank.
The syndicates would later sell the items they had purchased illegally for a much lower price.
The problem here seems to be bad systems design. Why should the user be able to spoof the merchant's verification protocol with the bank?
Posted on May 11, 2016 at 6:34 AM • 18 Comments