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Criminal Commodities in the Underground Economy


Stolen credit/debit cards continue to dominate the Underground Economy as an extremely lucrative criminal commodity. In 2010, Team Cymru observed criminals continuing to pursue legitimate sellers of both “cvv” (victim name, victim address and phone number, front card number, expiration date, 3 digit security code) and “dumps” (track 1 and/or track2 from the magnetic stripe). Dumps are still the most sought after commodity in Underground Economy web forums. “Dumps + PIN” continue to be the most prized commodity due to their instant monetization possibilities though few criminals ever appear to be selling this resource.

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