Web domains seized in global anti-fraud sting

36 website domains, used to sell compromised card data, have been taken down following a day of action on Wednesday to target online criminals by SOCA working with the FBI and US Department of Justice

The sites, identified by SOCA as specialising in selling stolen payment card and online bank account details, used e-commerce type platforms known as Automated Vending Carts (AVC’s) allowing criminals to sell large quantities of stolen data quickly and easily. Visitors trying to access these sites are now directed to a screen indicating that the web domain has been seized by law enforcement.