Cyber-criminals Can Rat on Rippers Using New Reputation Service

SC MEDIA UK | January 27, 2017

Anyone who has ever spent any time trawling the Dark Web will appreciate what a den of inequity it is. Cyber-criminals use forums as marketplaces to trade in everything from stolen credit cards to exploit kits that help steal those credit cards in the first place.

The trouble is, there doesn’t tend to be much loyalty amongst thieves. “Fraud between cyber-criminals has always been an issue that limited the profitability of their malicious campaigns” the Digital Shadows report states.

Those who commit fraud are often known as rippers, and every transaction within these dark markets now includes a “ripper tax” that decreases the profit for “legit criminals”.