He found an error and made 14 purchases for almost $30 million without being charged a single peso: PCFactory filed a complaint against him

He found an error and made 14 purchases for almost $30 million without being charged a single peso: PCFactory filed a complaint against him
He found an error and made 14 purchases for almost $30 million without being charged a single peso: PCFactory filed a complaint against him

The company PC Factoryrecognized for selling technological hardware, presented a criminal complaint for a violation in their payment system that generated losses that exceeded $150 million pesos.

According to a publication by Diario Financiero, the failure occurred between December 2023 and March 2024, being taken advantage of by multiple users who managed to purchase products without a charge being made on their credit cards. Furthermore, the products were shipped or withdrawn by the users themselves.

Specifically, the error occurred on the platforms Webpay/Transbank and MercadoPago following a update error which was exploited through a modification in web browsers. The above allowed skip a part of the payment process.

More than a dozen fraudulent purchases with a single card

Although PCFactory was not able to determine the mechanism, they did explain that the method completed the purchase, so the receipt was sent without the required payment.

In total there were 35 fraudulent operations in Webpay, but one case in particular draws attention. “A card ending in ***8252 made 13 purchases for $30.9 million without the Webpay system detecting the fraud“, they explain in DF.

For its part, 61 fraudulent operations occurred with the MercadoPago system, through 27 bank cards, and one user even made 14 purchases for $21.8 million pesos.

The PCFactory complaint was filed for crimes of computer attack and fraudreaching a detected amount, for now, of $151,384,760 pesos.

 
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