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Supply and Demand in the Cybercrime Underground

wiredmikey (1824622) writes | more than 3 years ago

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wiredmikey (1824622) writes "Similarly to any market economy, the goods being traded in these markets are driven by supply and demand. There is no Consumer Price Index (CPI) for these illicit items. Yet, by tapping into cybercrime forums we can see the different goods being sold in these forums, as well as their asking price.

Credit cards have been a big deal for obvious reasons, but due to massive data breaches, stolen credit cards became widely available and as a result the face value of individual credit card records has actually decreased.

What are some other methods cybercriminals use to cash in? Using in Gambling Sites, Buying from Oneself and Promoting Discounted Goods are just a few..."

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Nice try FBI (1)

zobier (585066) | more than 3 years ago | (#35443546)


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