Up for sale on the dark web are bank accounts, email ids and phone numbers. All this available for just Rs 500, investigations conducted by the Madhya Pradesh police has found.
The cops discovered this after it busted the operations of an international gang being run by a Pakistan national which operated out of Lahore. The case came to light when a detective posed as a customer and purchased the debit card details of an Indore based woman in exchange for bitcoins.
This triggered the probe which led to the arrest of two gang members. It was also revealed by a victim that Rs 72,401 was debited from his credit card on August 28.
It was revealed that two persons Rajkumar Pillai and Ramprasad Nadar had used the card to purchase air tickets. While Pillai was a former employee with a US-based IT firm, Nadar was employed with a bank. During the interrogation, the duo revealed to the cops that they used the card details only on international websites where an OTP was not required.