OAT-010 Card Cracking
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OWASP Automated Threat (OAT) Identity Number
Threat Event Name
Summary Defining Characteristics
Identify missing start/expiry dates and security codes for stolen payment card data by trying different values.
Brute force attack against application payment card processes to identify the missing values for start date, expiry date and/or card security code (CSC), also referred to in many ways, including card validation number 2 (CVN2), card validation code (CVC), card verification value (CV2) and card identification number (CID).
Other Names and Examples
Brute forcing credit card information; Card brute forcing; Credit card cracking; Distributed guessing attack
CAPEC Category / Attack Pattern IDs
- 112 Brute Force
- 210 Abuse of Functionality
CWE Base / Class / Variant IDs
- 799 Improper Control of Interaction Frequency
- 837 Improper Enforcement of a Single, Unique Action
WASC Threat IDs
- 11 Brute Force
- 21 Insufficient Anti-Automation
- 42 Abuse of Functionality