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Five people accused of involvement in a UK-based online crime forum have appeared in a London court.

Prosecutor Matthew McCabe told City of Westminster Magistrates' Court on Friday that 18-year-olds Nicholas Webber and Ryan Thomas had been involved in the management of a crime forum called GhostMarket.net.

Webber is accused of administrating the forum, which McCabe said offered its 8,000 global members a place to trade stolen credit card details, malware, access to online bank details and tutorials in various cybercrime techniques including hacking, spamming and phishing. The forum also included instructions for making bombs and crystal meth.

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