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What Does The "Free" in Free Food Really Mean?

What Does the “Free” in Free Food Really Mean?

What Does the “Free” in Free Food Really Mean? Hijacked accounts are one of the most common items available for purchase on online illicit markets. On our blog, we’ve discussed in the past the issue of bank credentials being put … Read More

Aftermath Of The Takedown Of A Major Carding Kingpin

Aftermath of the Takedown of a Major Carding Kingpin

Aftermath of the Takedown of a Major Carding Kingpin We explained in a previous blog where stolen data goes. Last week, Brian Krebs reported that the Russians had shut down a huge card fraud ring. The FSB (Russian Federal Police) … Read More

The Truth Behind Joker's Stash

The Truth Behind Joker’s Stash / Wawa Announcement

The Truth Behind Joker’s Stash / Wawa Announcement Over the past two weeks, all the leading news agency have reported that the millions of credit cards stolen at Wawa’s stores in the United States in 2019 have been put on … Read More

Trying Too Hard to Attract Buyers Can Backfire

Trying Too Hard to Attract Buyers Can Backfire

Trying Too Hard to Attract Buyers Can Backfire Malicious actors face a difficult task in online illicit markets. How can they convince others that they are offering a high quality service (ex. selling stolen credit card numbers) without exposing themselves … Read More

The Changing Costs of Cybercrime

The Changing Costs of Cybercrime

The Changing Costs of Cybercrime The Workshop on the Economics of Information Security generates year after year some of the best research on information security. This year is no different with the publication of a new paper on the costs … Read More

why do carders still live with their moms?

Why do carders still live with their moms?

Why do carders still live with their moms? What do school teachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? This is just one of the many intriguing questions that Levitt and Dubner ask in the 2005 best-seller Freakonomics. The answer: they … Read More

Targets of theft of financial information

Everything Changes So Fast

Everything Changes So Fast Darknet marketplace vendors sell of some truly unique items. They offer, of course, plenty of ‘get rich quick’ schemes and services such as the one below. This ad is for a sports betting tipping service. It … Read More