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Carding, how individual hackers get paid for stealing information

“There is a bustling trade in credit card information and personal details among hackers, phishers and other online criminals. This is called “carding”, and is generally how individual technical hackers get paid by organized crime for stealing information. Occasionally spreadsheets, … continue reading

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Education and awareness are major tools to protect against cyber crime

From January to December of 2008, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) website received 275,284 complaint submissions. This is a 33% increase compared to 2007. These complaints were composed of many different fraud types such as auction fraud, non-delivery, and … continue reading

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