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How criminals use fraud guides from the Dark Web to scam organizations and individuals

A Wednesday report by Terbium Labs highlights the growing underground market for instruction manuals that teach people how to commit a wide variety of cybercrimes. The security researchers analyzed a staggering 30,000 “fraud guides,” which provided them with important insights into how cybercriminals think and operate.

Email addresses are discussed in close to 6,000 guides, making them the most popular data type. Passwords are also discussed in over 5,000 guides. Other data that is frequently mentioned includes Social Security numbers and dates of birth. The most popular financial data is payment card information, with credit card information receiving far more attantion than debit card data.

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