Turning Hot Credit Cards into Hot Stuff

Would that all cyber crimes presented such a tidy spreadsheet of the victim and perpetrator data as neatly as does profsoyuz.biz, one of the longest-running criminal reshipping programs on the Internet.

Launched in 2006 under a slightly different domain name, Profsoyuz is a business marketed on invite-only cybercriminal forums to help credit card thieves “cash out” compromised accounts by purchasing and selling merchandise online. Most Western businesses will not ship to Russia and Eastern Europe due to high fraud rates in those areas, so businesses like Profsoyuz hire Americans to receive stolen merchandise and reship it to those embargoed regions.