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Hackers' Discount - 5 rappen for your Credit Card information

=Hackers' discount - stolen card details for A$0.08 cents=
THE theft of personal information by hackers is so prevalent - and efficient - that stolen credit card details now sell for as little as eight cents a card, a report by one of the world's biggest computer security companies says.

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The price of eight cents a stolen credit card has been made possible because hackers have been able to lower their margins through greater efficiency and speed in deploying their traps for consumers, a Symantec spokesman, David Dzienciol, said.

The low price is available to criminals buying common cards in bulk - up to 5000 at a time.
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Credit card information advertised on the underground economy consists of the credit card number, address, phone number, CVV2 number [the security number on the back of the card] and PIN

For those cards, criminals can pay as much as A$41.40, a substantial rise on the maximum the previous year of A$27.60
Link to Symantec's recent Report - PDF ( 3.57MB file worth a read )

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