Carderplanet was a criminal organization that operated and maintained the website www.carderplanet.com for its criminal activities and was founded in May 2001. By August 2004, the site had attracted more than 7,000 members. The site provided its members with a marketplace for millions of stolen credit card accounts. Although most of the postings on the forum were in Russian, and most of Carderplanet members were from Eastern Europe and Russia, the forum had a significant English-speaking component.
The main idea behind making this forum download commercially and publicly obtainable is to assist the Security Industry the academic sector including Law Enforcement in the process of tracking down and prosecuting the cybercriminals behind these campaigns.