Fraudsters have earned $200 million

Posted: June 7, 2013 in IT Security News
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HackersFraudsters have earned $200 million from the sale of stolen credit card data.

For its activities criminals have created a special web portal.

11 people in the U.S., the UK and Vietnam were arrested for organizing a criminal group that engaged in theft of credit card customers of banks. Throughout her work fraudsters managed to steal about $200 million. This message was posted on the website of the Serious Organised Crime Agency UK (SOCA).

“As part of a special operation we were able to neutralize one of the largest networks for online fraud in the world, whose organizers were kidnapped credit card data. Those who trades in such crimes should know that they are not anonymous and are not beyond the reach of law enforcement agencies, “ – said in a statement law enforcement.

Site created by fraudsters called «mattfeuter» and was available to users around the world. The site was about 16 thousand patrons who were selling the stolen data they have about 1.1 million credit cards. Once logged into the portal, the user indicates the number and type of credit card data they wish to receive. To allow discounts for bulk buyers. The site also contained a tool that allows you to verify the authenticity of these for sale.

Of the 11 people arrested, eight were arrested in Vietnam. They are suspected of involvement in the administration of the site. Three others were arrested in the UK. Law enforcement services are not denied the possibility of more arrests, as the information about users of the site from other countries will be sent to intelligence agencies of other countries.

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