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‘MegaSearch’ Aims to Index Fraud Site Wares

January 18, 2012

A new service in the cyber underground aims to be the Google search of underground Web sites, connecting buyers to a vast sea of shops that offer an array of dodgy goods and services, from stolen credit card numbers to identity information and anonymity tools.

A glut of stolen card data has spawned dozens of stores that sell the information. The trouble is that each store requires users to create accounts and sign in before they can search for cards.

Enter MegaSearch.cc, which aims to let fraudsters discover which fraud shops hold the cards they’re looking for, without having to first create accounts at each shop. This underground search engine aggregates data about compromised payment cards, and points searchers to various fraud shops selling them.