Part of the Palgrave Studies in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity book series (PSCYBER)


This chapter introduces the problem of stolen data markets as a consequence of the digital economy that now dominates society. Prior research studies on stolen data markets are discussed, along with their overlap with other electronic illicit markets like the Silk Road. The data for this book is described in detail. The focus is on a sample of threads from 13 forums operating around the world whose users communicate in Russian and English languages. The structure of the book is also elaborated chapter by chapter.


Data markets Cybercrime Identity fraud Forums 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Michigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  2. 2.East Carolina UniversityGreenvilleUSA
  3. 3.Michigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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