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9/24/2018
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Steve Zurier
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6 Dark Web Pricing Trends

For cybercriminals, the Dark Web grows more profitable every day.
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1. Credit Cards
Last year's takedowns of AlphaBay and Hansa helped create a major price rise in the fraudulent credit card market on the Dark Web, says Armor's Milligan. Following the takedowns, he explains, criminals had to spend more money on security, infrastructure, and bulletproof hosting, plus their risk increased dramatically due to more intense law enforcement pressure. 'When these markets were taken down, the money tied up in these escrow services became unrecoverable,' Milligan explains. 'A lot of people, buyers and sellers, lost money, and confidence in these markets has taken a hit.'
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1. Credit Cards

Last year's takedowns of AlphaBay and Hansa helped create a major price rise in the fraudulent credit card market on the Dark Web, says Armor's Milligan. Following the takedowns, he explains, criminals had to spend more money on security, infrastructure, and bulletproof hosting, plus their risk increased dramatically due to more intense law enforcement pressure. "When these markets were taken down, the money tied up in these escrow services became unrecoverable," Milligan explains. "A lot of people, buyers and sellers, lost money, and confidence in these markets has taken a hit."

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