Canadian Police Service Recovers 20,000 Card Numbers During Search
April 19, 2018
During a recent arrest, a Canadian law enforcement agency recovered several excel files containing approximately 20,000 credit, debit and prepaid card numbers. The files belonged to individuals suspected of orchestrating numerous data breaches and network hacks. Using the Batch Upload function in ERAD, they determined the file contained over 7,000 unique card numbers belonging to over 140 financial institutions. According to Detective Constable, ” Uploading the spreadsheet worked very well. I was impressed at the turnaround time for processing the file”. Detective Constable used the Card Issuer Report to prioritize which financial institutions to contact and to provide them with a list of the confiscated card numbers.