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[Full-disclosure] Inside India’s CAPTCHA Solving Economy

From: Dancho Danchev <dancho.danchev_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Aug 29 2008 - 20:08:52 GMT
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Hello,

The following article aims to expose a booming CAPTCHA solving economy in India, employing thousands of legitimate data processing workers, whose business model is already being abused by cybercriminals paying pocket money for using it :

"Let's analyze the shady data processing economy of India, discuss exclusive photos of Indian workers breaking MySpace and Google CAPTCHAs, and take a tour inside the web applications of several Bangladesh based franchises, whose team of almost 1,000 international workers is actively soliciting deals for breaking Craigslist, Gmail, Yahoo, MySpace, YouTube and Facebook's CAPTCHA, promising to deliver 250k solved CAPTCHAs per day on a "$2 for a 1000 solved CAPTCHAs" rate. One of the services in question is the India based decaptcher.com, which will allow you to retrieve its API once you putIndia CAPTCHA breakers money in their PayPal account."

http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=1835

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