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Cyber gang card heist worth €15m
From: Lee J <lee () riskbasedsecurity com>
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 00:19:35 +1100


In the dark corners of the internet a stranger’s credit card details are
bought and sold for as much as €40.

It makes the theft of 376,000 customers’ details from an Irish database
worth up to €15million.

It also explains why real-life gangsters are behind lucrative cyber crimes
and why computer hacking hasn’t been the preserve of spotty geeks for years.

Sources in the security business suggest a so-called ‘SQL injection’ was
used to steal the information from Loyalty Build, a Co. Clare firm.

The criminals found a flaw that let them install a bit of software on to
the firm’s computer network.

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