UCL Department of Security and Crime Science


All Your Cards Are Belong To Us Awarded best paper

4 May 2017

"All Your Cards Are Belong To Us: Understanding Online Carding Forums" paper awarded Best Paper at the APWG eCrime Symposium

The paper was coauthored by Andreas Haslebacher (MSc in Forensic Sciences), Jeremiah Onaolapo (PhD in Computer Science) and Dr Gianluca Stringhini (Lecturer, UCL Computer Science and UCL Security and Crime Science). In this research the authors studied five online forums on which cybercriminals trade stolen financial goods (e.g., credit card numbers and online banking credentials). The paper uncovers the dynamics of such forums, showing that a small number of criminals are responsible for the vast majority of the sale activity.