back to article School of card knocks: Russophone criminals offered online courses in credit card fraud

Cyber crime lords have come up with a new money-spinner – Russian-language e-learning courses geared towards teaching the skills necessary to rip off consumers and card companies. Risk management firm Digital Shadows flagged up the course as part of a wider report into trends in underground carding forums. The study, published …

  1. alain williams Silver badge

    I hope that PC Plod ...

    will pay up and send a delegate on this course. Probably nothing new for him, but there might be a novel trick. Next Plod should have a publicity campaign on how to avoid being duped by the new crims who learn their trade on this course.

  2. 2+2=5 Silver badge
    Joke

    Sounds great...

    > "In exchange for RUB 45,000 (£575, plus £150 for course fees),

    Can I pay by credit card?

    1. John Riddoch

      Re: Sounds great...

      That depends on whose card it is/was...

    2. WolfFan Silver badge

      Re: Sounds great...

      I tried. For some reason they didn't think that my name was really V. V. Putin (Влади́мир Влади́мирович Пу́тин in Russkie.)

      Discrimination, I call it. I shall complain to the authorities.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    И не доверяйте google translate

    будь настороже might slightly closer to the mark.

  4. Marek Szuba

    Meanwhile in the UK...

    ...thanks to a certain new law, hapless users of a certain kind of Web sites will think even less before revealing their credit-card information. Good job.

  5. Pascal Monett Silver badge
    Coat

    Great news

    Now, can someone please explain to me why this publicly-available course isn't followed by every infosec agent at Interpol and lessons applied ?

    How is it possible that such mediatisation of security data is not immediately followed by governmental measures ? I mean, if El Reg knows about it, surely government agencies do as well.

    Ah, right, stupid me. Here I was again, thinking that governments are about protecting their citizens.

    Right, I'm off. Carry on !

  6. Francis Boyle Silver badge

    This is small potatoes

    I took an online course in subverting national governments from the V. Putin Academy of Spycraft and Assorted Dirty Tricks.

  7. handleoclast

    Sounds a bit like Trump University

    Only more honest.

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