Home page logo
/

dataloss logo Data Loss mailing list archives

Global financial cybercrime sting yields 24 arrests
From: security curmudgeon <jericho () attrition org>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2012 17:38:26 -0500 (CDT)


http://money.cnn.com/2012/06/26/technology/cybercrime-arrests/index.htm?iid=HP_LN

Global financial cybercrime sting yields 24 arrests
By James O'Toole @CNNMoneyTech June 26, 2012: 6:06 PM ET

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Two dozen people have been arrested in the U.S. and 
around the world in a coordinated crackdown on financial cybercrime, 
officials said Tuesday.

The suspects, collared after a two-year investigation dubbed "Operation 
Card Shop," allegedly stole credit card and banking data and exchanged it 
with each other online.

[..]

Over the course of the operation, the FBI notified credit card providers 
about more than 411,000 compromised credit and debit cards. The U.S. has 
an estimated 1 billion payment cards in circulation.

The FBI claims to have prevented an "estimated" $205 million in losses, 
though that theoretical number is almost impossible to link back to 
real-world losses.

Agents also tipped off 47 companies, schools and government offices whose 
networks were breached, the U.S. Attorney's office said.
_______________________________________________
Dataloss Mailing List (dataloss () datalossdb org)
Archived at http://seclists.org/dataloss/
Unsubscribe at http://datalossdb.org/mailing_list

Supporters:

Risk Based Security (http://www.riskbasedsecurity.com/)
Risk Based Security equips organizations with security intelligence, risk
management services and on-demand security solutions to establish
customized risk-based programs to address information security and
compliance challenges. 

Tenable Network Security (http://www.tenable.com/)
Tenable Network Security provides a suite of solutions which unify real-time
vulnerability, event and compliance monitoring into a single, role-based, interface
for administrators, auditors and risk managers to evaluate, communicate and
report needed information for effective decision making and systems management.


  By Date           By Thread  

Current thread:
  • Global financial cybercrime sting yields 24 arrests security curmudgeon (Jun 27)
[ Nmap | Sec Tools | Mailing Lists | Site News | About/Contact | Advertising | Privacy ]
AlienVault