Published: 14/09/2023

Inside Russian Carding

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Credit card fraud is set to cost merchants over $343 billion between 2023 and 2027. Russian organized crime groups play a major role in the global criminal underworld that facilitates and causes this damage.

The Netacea Threat Research team has used its access to several Russian carding forums and communities to gather intelligence around who they target, how they operate, and the tools they use to avoid detection. Get an insider’s perspective on the terminology and trends within this criminal community.

Find out what matters to Russian carders, including:

  • Scalability – Russian card fraudsters are highly organized and use automated bots to maximize their profits.
  • Targets – To minimize risk of prosecution, individuals and organizations in the West are preferable to carders in Russia.
  • Anonymity – From residential proxies to hiring “drops” to act as intermediaries, Russian carder value privacy over everything.
  • Profitability – Better quality card data means more profit when “cashing out”, which can range from making online transactions to selling stolen card data to other criminals.

Read the threat report for an exposé of Russian carding marketplaces, including their motivations, favored tactics, tools of the trade, and expert advice on how to prevent them exploiting your business for profit.

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