The cardholder data breach is not a new thing. It is been a nightmare for every CIO in the world. Dancho Danchev’s blog has an interesting article on how these compromised cardholder data is turned into a physical card. He is profiling a rougue plastic card vendor. His findings are listed below, specifically the cost part.
Translated vendor’s proposition:
Below you have prices and samples of my products.
Plastics – Blanks:
1-50 = 15each
51-100 = 14 each
101+ = 13 each
201+ = 12 each
Plastics – Embossed
1 and up = 20each
101+ = 18each
201+ = 17each
Minimum order: 200USD
Shipping to: USA, International orders(min $800 + shipping)
Plastics have UV Security print on Front and Back.
Holograms Stickers and Heatpress:
VISA – Silver/Gold
VISA mini – Silver/Gold
MasterCard – Silver/Gold
Minimum order on stickers: 500pcs
Minimum order on Heatpress: 1000pcs
$0.8 per hologram
Liberty Reserve (Prefered)
Western Union (500usd minimum + 8% WU fee)