Clop Ransomware gang claims to have stolen 2 million credit cards from E-Land

Pierluigi Paganini December 03, 2020

E-Land Retail suffered a ransomware attack, Clop ransomware operators claim to have stolen 2 million credit cards from the company.

E-Land Retail is a South Korean conglomerate headquartered in Changjeon-dong Mapo-gu Seoul, South Korea. E-Land Group takes part in retail malls, restaurants, theme parks, hotels and construction businesses as well as its cornerstone, fashion apparel business. It has operations worldwide through its subsidiary E-Land World.

Clop ransomware is claiming to have stolen 2 million credit cards from E-Land Retail during the last 12 months.

Last month, the company was forced to shut down 23 NC Department Store and New Core locations after a CLOP ransomware infection.

The company said that customer was encrypted on a server that was not impacted, it also added to have notified relevant authorities.

“We are striving to quickly recover damage and normalize business. Most branches across the country have the first emergency measures Basic sales activities are possible.” reads the security breach notice.

“Although this ransomware attack caused some damage to the company’s network and systems, customer information and sensitive data are encrypted on a separate server. It is in a safe state because it is managed.”

Unfortunately, the situation could be quite different, as CLOP ransomware operators told Bleeping Computer. The ransomware gang claimed to have initially compromised E-Land a year ago and to have stolen credit card data using PoS malware.

The hackers claim to have siphoned and deciphered, for 12 months, the credit card data (Track 2 data) without being discovered by the company.

CLOP told BleepingComputer that they stole data for 2 million credit cards.

E-Land Clop ransomware
Source Bleeping Computer

CLOP ransomware operators claim to have stolen credit card Track 2 data, which includes a credit card number, the expiration date, and other information. Credit cards CVV code is not included in Track 2 data. Track 1 data can only be used to clone credit cards and use them for in-store purchases.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, malware)

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