Wawa data breach was disclosed by the end of the last December, according to a company statement the malware om their payment system for more than nine months.
Wawa is an American chain of convenience stores and gas stations located in many places around the United States, founded in 1964.
The malware deployed on their server by March 4, 2019, and it was detected by the Wawa security team on December 10, 2019.
Data in Dark Web – Wawa Breach
On Jan. 27, Cybercriminals started selling the stolen credit cards on the popular fraud bazaar dubbed Joker’s Stash that includes 30 million cards collected across the U.S.
Some sources told KrebsOnSecurity that the cards present with the sale dubbed “BIGBADABOOM-III” maps to the card’s stolen in Wawa Breach.
Wawa said that they aware of the criminal attempts of selling the payment card information involved in the Data Security Incident announced by Wawa on December 19, 2019.
“We have alerted our payment card processor, payment card brands, and card issuers to heighten fraud monitoring activities to help further protect any customer information.”
Gemini Advisory, a New York-based fraud intelligence company said that point of compromise for BIGBADABOOM-III is Wawa, the price for domestic cards in $17 and for international cards $210.
Gemini observed that “BIGBADABOOM-III” has more than 100,000 records, the majority of the cards linked to US banks and US-based cardholders.
Wawa confirms that “that only payment card information was involved, and that no debit card PINs, credit card CVV2 numbers or other personal information were involved. This incident did not impact ATM transactions.”
In the Wawa breach, it affects over 850 stores and it exposed more than 30 million sets of payment records, it is one of the major payment card breaches of 2019.