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Free-to-play games are a breeding ground for money laundering

July 21,2018 06:12

New reports have surfaced that credit card thieves are laundering their ill-gotten gains in one of the most heretofore-innocuous markets out there: Free-to-play ...and more »

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New reports have surfaced that credit card thieves are laundering their ill-gotten gains in one of the most heretofore-innocuous markets out there: Free-to-play mobile games, such as Clash of Clans, or Marvel Contest of Champions.
According to cybersecurity company Kromtech, accounts in popular mobile games have become a surprisingly easy way for thieves to launder stolen credit cards. Researchers found an open MongoDB database with hundreds of thousands of stolen credit card numbers.

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