Overview[edit | edit source]
The Cardersmarket organization allegedly was founded in June 2005 and operated and maintained the website www.cardersmarket.com for its criminal activities. Cardersmarket was allegedly dedicated to the unlawful acquisition, use and/or sale of unauthorized credit card account information, and other personal identification and financial information.
As of September 5, 2007, Cardersmarket allegedly had thousands of members worldwide. In August 2006, the forum's administrator, known by the nickname “Iceman,” allegedly took over four rival carding forums and thereby increased the Cardersmarket membership to 6,000.