Examining the Language of Carders (Article, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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Examining the Language of Carders

Author: Thomas J Holt Affiliation: Michigan State University, USA
Edition/Format: Chapter Chapter : English
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The threat posed by a new form of cybercrime called carding--or the illegal acquisition, sale, and exchange of sensitive information--has increased in recent years. Few researchers, however, have considered the social dynamics driving this behavior. This chapter explores the argot, or language, used by carders through a qualitative analysis of 300 threads from six web forums run by and for data thieves. The terms  Read more...
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All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Holt Affiliation: Michigan State University, USA
ISBN: 9781616928056
Publication:Corporate Hacking and Technology-Driven Crime; Information Science Reference; Chapter 7; p. 127-143
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 4630893886
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The threat posed by a new form of cybercrime called carding--or the illegal acquisition, sale, and exchange of sensitive information--has increased in recent years. Few researchers, however, have considered the social dynamics driving this behavior. This chapter explores the argot, or language, used by carders through a qualitative analysis of 300 threads from six web forums run by and for data thieves. The terms used to convey knowledge about the information and services sold are explored in this chapter. In addition, the hierarchy and status of actors within carding communities are examined to understand how language shapes the social dynamics of the market. The findings provide insight into this emerging form of cybercrime, and the values driving carders’ behavior. Policy implications for law enforcement intervention are also discussed.

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