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Tag: Credit Card Fraud

Joker’s Stash’s Final Deal: A turning point for AVCs?

Back in December 2020, Digital Shadows (now ReliaQuest) reported that the Blockchain DNS domains for the infamous carding automated vending cart (AVC) Joker’s Stash displayed a notification that the US Department of Justice and Interpol had seized the site.  While the domains were soon back up and running, speculation abounded about the real story behind […]

ShadowTalk Update – 11.05.2018

In November 2016, Tesco Bank suffered a series of fraud attacks that allowed cybercriminals to check out with £2.26m (roughly $3 million) in customer funds. Two years on, Dr Richard Gold and Simon Hall join Rafael Amado to discuss the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) investigation into the attacks, which resulted in a fine of […]

Five Threats to Financial Services: Part Four, Payment Card Fraud

Payment card information is the lifeblood of the cybercriminal ecosystem. In previous blogs in this series, we’ve focused on how cybercriminals acquire customer banking information using banking trojans and phishing campaigns. However, this merely represents the initial steps that form one part of a wider payment card fraud network. This post focuses on the three […]

How Cybercriminals are using Blockchain DNS: From the Market to the .Bazar

Since the takedowns of AlphaBay and Hansa in 2017, the cybercriminal community has been incorporating alternative technologies to improve both security and trust for those conducting illicit business online. Our latest report, Seize and Desist: The State of Cybercrime in the Post-AlphaBay and Hansa Age, looks at what technologies and processes have been the most popular. […]

Online credit card shops – a numbers game

You may have recently read headlines about an online shop that was selling millions of stolen credit cards. Questions were even raised by a British politician in the UK Parliament about why this site was allowed to operate and outrage was voiced that tens of thousands of UK cardholders’ data was up for sale on […]