Cyber criminals often launder money gained illegally by buying goods, shipping them abroad and selling them again.
According to security blogger Brian Krebs, attackers are able to disguise their operations as legitimate businesses operating in the United States, and use stolen credit cards to pay for U.S. Postal Service and FedEx shipping labels — a.k.a. “black labels”. However major shipping providers appear to be getting better at blocking or intercepting packages sent with stolen credit cards, with more and more users of reshipping services reporting problems with a greater share of their packages being intercepted or canceled.
Now, “white label” shipping services, that are paid for with cybercrime-funded bank accounts via phony but seemingly legitimate companies in the United States are appearing, and one year advertises “corporate rates” for shipping Priority Mail International through the U.S. Postal Service.