The FBI said that in June 2010, it established an undercover carding forum called “Carder Profit” (the “UC Site”), which let users discuss various topics related to carding and to facilitate ways for cybercriminals to buy, sell, and exchange goods and services related to carding, and other malicious activities.
According to the FBI, the site was configured to allow the FBI to monitor and to record the discussion threads posted to the site, as well as private messages sent through the site between registered users. Interestingly, access to the site limited to registered members and required a username and password to gain entry. Various membership requirements were imposed from time to time to restrict site membership to individuals with established knowledge of carding techniques or interest in criminal activity.
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