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How gift cards are used to launder money

How gift cards are used to launder money

Underground actors buy and sell gift cards on dark web markets to wash dirty money Converting stolen assets to cash is a complex process. Even if an attacker manages to take over a victim’s bank account, they must go to significant lengths when cashing out, transferring, and laundering the

Generating “grift” cards is free cash for cybercriminals

Generating “grift” cards is free cash for cybercriminals

How underground actors use automated tools to create valid gift card codes According  to the FTC’s 2021 Consumer Protection Data Spotlight, gift cards are the most common payment method for scammers, leading to a reported $148 million stolen from consumers. Gift cards appeal to threat actors because they can

Champions League of Cybercrime

Champions League of Cybercrime

Billions of Football fans worldwide were thrilled last month as the UEFA Football Champions League entered its group stage. 32 of the best clubs in European football are now competing for the cup. According to the Telegraph, Man City has the best shot of winning the tourney this year, followed