Even smaller criminal groups are using smart business tactics to help insulate them from risk, such as the Vendetta World online shop, which sells credit card numbers.
According to a report released today by FireEye, the two criminals behind this operation are using relatively sophisticated business practices to evade prosecution and diversify their product supply.
“Criminals are typically more direct,” said Will Glass, threat analyst at FireEye. “They’ll see the cards themselves. You don’t usually have what we see here, which is a well-organized network.”