Centripetal Featured in Fox News Report on "Facebook Now Used for Dark Web Activity"

Posted by Centripetal on April 18, 2019

Over two billion people use Facebook to buy and sell goods, chat with each other, and post vacation pictures. Now, according to a new report by Talos Intelligence, it’s also become part of the Dark Web, a place to sell credit card information, illegal contraband, and much more.

What’s even more surprising, according to experts, is that this Dark Web activity isn’t that dark or hard to find -- criminals sell credit cards right out in the open. One quick search for a term like “carding” (a criminal term for selling credit cards) reveals dozens of Facebook Groups.

Experts Commented below:

Byron Rashed, VP of Marketing at Centripetal Networks:

"Cybercriminals are fairly brazen due to non-extradition policies and trying to monetize their malicious activities,” said Byron Rashed, a spokesperson for security firm Centripetal Networks. “Many are very good at hiding their location, real identity, and covering their tracks."

Facebook told Fox News that it has clamped down against the groups. “These Groups violated our policies against spam and financial fraud and we removed them," explained a spokeswoman, via email. "We know we need to be more vigilant and we're investing heavily to fight this type of activity.”

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Tags: Fox News, Dark Web, Facebook