Carding (fraud)

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Carding is a term describing the trafficking of credit card, bank account and other personal information online as well as related fraud services.wikipedia
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Web skimming

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Today, various methodologies include skimmers at ATMs, hacking or web skimming an ecommerce or payment processing site or even intercepting card data within a point of sale network.
Web skimming is a form of internet or carding fraud whereby a payment page on a website is compromised when malware is injected onto the page via compromising a third-party script service in order to steal payment information.

Cybercrime

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Many forums also provide related computer crime services such as phishing kits, malware and spam lists.
Other forms of fraud may be facilitated using computer systems, including bank fraud, carding, identity theft, extortion, and theft of classified information.

Parcel mule scam

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Funds from stolen cards themselves may be cashed out via buying pre-paid cards, gift cards or through reshipping goods though mules then reselling through online marketplaces like eBay.
Items are bought with stolen cards, and since the goods are typically re-sold once shipped, this scam can be viewed as an indirect form of money laundering.

Dark web

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Whilst some carding forums will exist only on the dark web, today most exist on the internet, and many will use the Cloudflare network protection service.
There are numerous carding forums, PayPal and Bitcoin trading websites as well as fraud and counterfeiting services.

Credit card fraud

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Today, various methodologies include skimmers at ATMs, hacking or web skimming an ecommerce or payment processing site or even intercepting card data within a point of sale network. Carding is a term describing the trafficking of credit card, bank account and other personal information online as well as related fraud services.
Carding (fraud)

SOCKS

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Hacked computers may be configured with SOCKS proxy software to optimise acceptance from payment processors.
Hacked computers may be configured as SOCKS proxy software obscuring control of a botnet or to optimise credit card fraud.

Smuggling

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Carding is a term describing the trafficking of credit card, bank account and other personal information online as well as related fraud services.
Carding (fraud)

Albert Gonzalez

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In the summer of 2003, separate US secret service and FBI investigations led to the arrest the top administrator Albert Gonzalez of the large ShadowCrew carding forums, turned informant as a part of 'Operation Firewall'.
Albert Gonzalez (born 1981) is an American computer hacker and computer criminal who is accused of masterminding the combined credit card theft and subsequent reselling of more than 170 million card and ATM numbers from 2005 to 2007: the biggest such fraud in history.

Crime forum

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Ultimately, the data may be sold on darknet markets and other carding sites and forum ' cvv shops' specialising in these types of illegal goods.
Carding (fraud)

Identity theft

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Full identity information may be sold as 'Fullz' inclusive of social security number, data of birth and address to perform more lucrative identity theft.
Carding (fraud)

Max Butler

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In late 2006 the site was hacked by Max Butler, who detected user 'Master Splyntr' had logged in from the NCFTA's offices, but the warning was dismissed as inter-forum rivalry.
He was convicted of two counts of wire fraud, including stealing nearly 2 million credit card numbers and running up about $86 million in fraudulent charges.

Cloudflare

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Whilst some carding forums will exist only on the dark web, today most exist on the internet, and many will use the Cloudflare network protection service.
The service has been used by Rescator, a website that sells payment card data.

Card not present transaction

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Social engineering of mail order sales representatives are suggested in order to provide passable information for card not present transactions.
Before this and similar countermeasures were introduced, mail order carding was rampant as early as 1992.

Vladislav Horohorin

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Horohorin Vladislav, identified as BadB in November 2009 in a sealed indictment from the United States attorney's office was arrested in 2010 by USSS in Nice, France.
Vladislav Anatolievich Horohorin,, alias BadB, is a former hacker and international credit card trafficker who was convicted of wire fraud and served a seven-year prison sentence.

Carder.su

Since 2007 to present, Operation Open Market, an operation run by the [[U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement#Homeland Security Investigations .28HSI.29|HIS]] and the USSS has targeted the primarily Russian language Carder.su organisation, believed to be operating out of Las Vegas.
Carder.su is a crime forum and online marketplace specialising in the sale of credit card details and identity theft.

Roman Seleznev

In 2011, alleged site owner Roman Seleznev was apprehended in the Maldives by US law enforcement and in 2012, identity thief David Ray Camez was arrested and charged in an unprecedented use of RICO legislation.
He began his activities in early 2003 on the credit card fraud site CarderPlanet, providing paid Social Security number and criminal-history research using (among others) stolen LexisNexis's accurint.com accounts.

Darknet market

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Ultimately, the data may be sold on darknet markets and other carding sites and forum ' cvv shops' specialising in these types of illegal goods. In December 2014 the Tor based Tor Carding Forum closed following a site hack, with its administrator 'Verto' directing users to migrate to the Evolution darknet market's forums which would go on to be the largest darknet market exit scam ever seen.
They function primarily as black markets, selling or brokering transactions involving drugs, cyber-arms, weapons, counterfeit currency, stolen credit card details, forged documents, unlicensed pharmaceuticals, steroids, and other illicit goods as well as the sale of legal products.

National Hi-Tech Crime Unit

Also in June 2005, UK-based carders were found to be collaborating with Russian mafia and arrested as a result of a National Hi-Tech Crime Unit investigation, looking into Eastern European crime syndicates.
The organisation investigated serious and organised crime committed over the Internet, such as hacking, carding, virus-writers, internet fraud and other hi-tech crimes involving the use of computers and telecommunications equipment.

Infraud Organization

In February 2018, the Infraud Organization was revealed.
Infraud Organization was an international cybercrime organization, operating between October 2010 and February 2018, that was involved in carding, stealing personal credit cards and online banking information.

United States Secret Service

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In the summer of 2003, separate US secret service and FBI investigations led to the arrest the top administrator Albert Gonzalez of the large ShadowCrew carding forums, turned informant as a part of 'Operation Firewall'. Since 2007 to present, Operation Open Market, an operation run by the [[U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement#Homeland Security Investigations .28HSI.29|HIS]] and the USSS has targeted the primarily Russian language Carder.su organisation, believed to be operating out of Las Vegas.
Operation Firewall: In October 2004, 28 suspects—located across eight U.S. states and six countries—were arrested on charges of identity theft, computer fraud, credit-card fraud, and conspiracy.

Tor Carding Forum

In December 2014 the Tor based Tor Carding Forum closed following a site hack, with its administrator 'Verto' directing users to migrate to the Evolution darknet market's forums which would go on to be the largest darknet market exit scam ever seen.
The Tor Carding Forum (TCF) was a Tor-based forum specializing in the trade of stolen credit card details, identity theft and currency counterfeiting.

ShadowCrew

In the summer of 2003, separate US secret service and FBI investigations led to the arrest the top administrator Albert Gonzalez of the large ShadowCrew carding forums, turned informant as a part of 'Operation Firewall'. The 2004 investigation into the ShadowCrew forum also led to investigations of the online payment service E-gold that had been launched in 1996, one of the preferred money transfer systems of carders at the time.
ShadowCrew emerged from another underground site, counterfeitlibrary.com which was ran by Brett Johnson, in early 2002.

DarkMarket

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Some time in 2005, J. Keith Mularski from the NCFTA headed up a sting into popular English language site DarkMarket.ws.
The website allowed buyers and sellers of stolen identities and credit card data to meet and conduct criminal enterprise in an entrepreneurial, peer-reviewed environment.

National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance

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Some time in 2005, J. Keith Mularski from the NCFTA headed up a sting into popular English language site DarkMarket.ws.
The organisation has been involved in many high-profile operations such as take down of the carding site DarkMarket in 2008 and the hacker forum Darkode in 2015.

HackBB

In August 2013, hacker and carding forum HackBB was taken down as part of the raid on Freedom Hosting.
HackBB was a Tor hidden service Internet forum specializing in buying stolen credit cards, skimming ATMs, and hacking computers, servers and accounts.