Tuesday, April 18, 2017

New Kids on the Block

Wapack Labs is researching a new card vendor in the underground going by the name “18th Street Gang Shop” (18SGS). The actual 18th Street Gang is one of the largest youth gangs in the western hemisphere, and has close ties to the Mexican Mafia. It is unclear if the actual street gang is operating this site or if someone is co-opting their name. Users may visit the 18SGS shop, create a free account, and access their stolen credit card database. Wapack Labs filtered records and discovered thousands of credit cards belonging to numerous U.S. banks and one major home improvement store.

Wapack Labs has cataloged and reported extensively on hackers and carders in the past. An archive of related reporting can be found in the Red Sky Alliance portal.