British police put an end to an information exchange and sale service used by perpetrators of online information theft crimes and arrested about 60 people involved. The authorities describe the site as a highly sophisticated platform that allowed them to exchange information about third-party credit card data and update information about fraud schemes. online.
Access to the forum was by direct invitations and gave members data on the best equipment to use for a particular type of fraud or other information.
The site has operated since 2005 and according to the authorities it was one of the most important in activity with these characteristics, with more than 2,500 registered members. One of the members was a British agent who worked undercover, gathering the data that enabled the operation now announced to be carried out.