Underground Financial Fraud: H1- 2020

August 20, 2020

2020 has been an extraordinary year. The new reality of Covid-19 quarantines and shutdowns diverted our attention and put what seems like “real life” largely on hold. During this time, the digital underground continued business as usual, and we witnessed as threat actors continued, without interruption, their trade of malicious content, leaked data, and payment cards.

This report examines financial fraud activity that took place in the deep and dark web during the last six months of 2020 (H1 – 2020). During this period, 45,130,117 compromised cards were offered for sale in credit card markets monitored by Sixgill in the underground.