Doug Bedell — July 19, 2017, 3:10 pm

Schools for Fraudsters – They’re Popping Up Online


They just keep on coming – security threats and word on how to counter them. Scammers are now into payment card fraud and, notes Kelly Sheridan on DarkReading, “Cybercriminals are working together to share tools, tutorials, and credit card data to scam victims.”

“It turns out, Kelly continues, “payment card fraudsters learn their skills as many professionals so: through online learning. Researchers at Digital Shadows discovered a Russian carding forum provides a course on how to commit fraud, complete with instructors, syllabus, webinars, and reading material.”

“We were surprised by the sophistication of the teaching site,” says Michael Marriott, research analyst at Digital Shadows. “There were weekly webinars, course material, links to software [students] could use, interactive Q&A sessions.” Read on, courtesy of Dark Reading, to learn details of the course offering… It’s all very professional, almost academic.

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