For the majority of these services, customers provide a link to a hotel or flight to the underground service provider and get back a booking with a 30-to-70 percent discount. “This is essentially cheating the hotel and airline out of the full rate for the services – and is also how people afford more luxury destination,” Vladimir Kropotov, Researcher at Trend Micro, noted. Availability of these services is quite high, with some ‘travel agencies’ offering 24/7 support, and often offering live support during the travel as tickets can be canceled right before the registration or boarding due to fraud prevention mechanisms flagging suspicious transactions. Get the full story at HelpNetSecurity