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A Look Inside the Bustling Cybercrime Marketplace 44

wiredmikey writes "Cybercrime's underground activity, much like a Middle Eastern bazaar, is a loud and boisterous market. Buying, selling, haggling and cheating all take place in these marketplaces. Each marketplace houses other specialized-markets of illegitimate goods. There's the credit cards market, the bot rental market, another one for viruses, and one more for the credentials – to name a few. The column discusses how cybercriminals communicate, how these markets operate and how hacker transactions are being performed."
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A Look Inside the Bustling Cybercrime Marketplace

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  • Don't bother RTFA (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Zedrick ( 764028 ) on Thursday March 03, 2011 @04:05AM (#35366556)
    What nonsense. The author basically says that the "hackers" are using the internet to communicate. And makes silly claims like "While ["hacker"] forums are picked up by search engines".... I've never come accross a CC forum that doesn't disallow searchengines from indexing the real stuff in robots.txt.

    securityweek.com - yet another site with writers who don't know their subject.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 03, 2011 @04:32AM (#35366636)

    "Cybercrime's underground activity, much like a Middle Eastern bazaar, is a loud and boisterous market. Buying, selling, haggling and cheating all take place in these marketplaces". ...and Wall Street. But why pass up an opportunity to criticise people in the Middle East when Westerns are so darn quiet and honest?

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