Credit card hackers swap tricks online

Friday, 25 July 2003, 2:13 PM EST

Thieves are using chat rooms to sell stolen credit card details and advise others how to hack websites containing credit information, security experts have warned.

Groups using internet relay chat (IRC) are playing a growing role in online credit card fraud.

A report by the Honeynet Project, which monitors criminal activity on the internet, shows that online thieves are becoming increasingly sophisticated.

The credit card details are not only used to purchase products but to clone the card owner's identity.

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