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Criminals Move Card Cloning Business to Clearnet, Launch New, Faster Device
17 March 2017, 12:27 am

Criminal groups are becoming more and more sophisticated, especially when it comes to the hi-tech devices they put to use. One of these groups, called The CC Buddies, has recently launched a new contactless card cloning device and it's not even bothering to hide its business on the dark web anymore.

"We're happy to announce the Infusion X6 is out," reads an email sent out by the group and shared with Softpedia by a reader. 

The device can be used to "capture bank cards" up to 15 centimeters away and to save up to 21 cards per second. That's a clear upgrade from the Infusion X5 which they were selling last summer, which could copy up to 15 bank cards per second. 

"This is great in big crowds, the X6 won't waste time and it won't miss an opportunity to snap the next card!" reads the group's marketing strategy. 

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