Online fraud tutorials... from the Secret Service?

Monday, 8 November 2004, 12:12 PM EST

Until Wednesday one of the best public sources of information on how to use a stolen credit card number, forge a drivers license, defeat a burglar alarm or silence a firearm was a website under the control of the U.S. Secret Service.

As a jaunty flourish in its high-profile roundup of fraudsters and forgers last Thursday, the agency took over Shadowcrew.com, a New Jersey-based online crime bazaar that sits at the center of the government's "Operation Firewall" investigation. Officials locked out the user accounts and swapped in a new front page featuring a Secret Service banner, an image of a prison cell, and a list of federal charges against some site members.

By Kevin Poulsen at SecurityFocus.

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