For $945, this six-week class teaches future cybercriminals

Online courses have become a digital alternative to the classroom, as millions of students take to their computers to learn new skills like coding or to earn a college degree. The trend isn’t lost on cybercriminals, who have developed a six-week seminar to turn beginners into full-fledged fraudsters.

Digital Shadows, a cybersecurity firm based in the UK, dove into the online fraud ecosystem and released part of its research on Wednesday. Its goal was to get a deep look at the online environment that fosters budding thieves.