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Submitted by wiredmikey
wiredmikey (1824622) writes "Several years ago, fraudsters congregated in mega crime boards which boasted thousands of members in order to find partners and trade their goods. ShadowCrew, DarkMarket and CardersMarket were just a few of those boards, and they all ended badly – for the fraudsters. ShadowCrew was taken down in “Operation Firewall”. DarkMarket was turned into a sting site by the FBI and the fate of CardersMarket was sealed after the arrest of its founder, Max “iceman” Butler.

Ever since those days, the underground has changed. Driven by the fraudsters’ interest to maximize profits and catalyzed by the development of e-currency services, which offered the ability to automatically pay merchants a-la Paypal, the underground moved away from the centralized trading hubs. Instead, many vendors set up their own stores outside of the forums, completely automated, open for business twenty-four by seven.

ShadowCrew’s tagline was “For Those Who Like to Play in the Shadows”. Today, fraudsters have even more capabilities to do just that...."

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Remaining Stealthy in the Cybercrime Underground

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