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NEWS - July 26, 2013

by Carol~ Moderator - 7/26/13 6:59 AM

Hacker Ring Stole 160 Million Credit Cards

U.S. federal authorities have indicted five men — four Russians and a Ukrainian - for allegedly perpetrating many of the biggest cybercrimes of the past decade, including the theft of more than 160 million credit card numbers from major U.S. retailers, banks and card processors.

The gang is thought to be responsible for the 2007 breach at credit card processor Heartland Payment Systems that exposed some 130 million card numbers, as well as the 2011 breach at Global Payments that involved nearly a million accounts and cost the company almost $100 million.

Federal prosecutors in New York today called the case the largest hacking scheme ever prosecuted in the U.S. Justice Department officials said the men were part of a gang run by Albert "Soupnazi" Gonzalez, a hacker arrested in 2008 who is currently serving a 20-year-prison sentence for his role in many of the breaches, including the theft of some 90 million credit cards from retailer TJX.

Continued : http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/07/hacker-ring-stole-160-million-credit-cards/

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