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Largest hacking and data-breach scheme ever prosecuted in the United States

July 25th 2013 in Uncategorized

From 2005 to 2012, five men from Russia and the Ukraine are alleged to have operated a global hacking network infiltrating the world’s largest financial institutions and businesses.  The men and four co-conspirators, including two who live in the U.S. seized at least 160 million credit and debit card numbers from institutions including Dow Jones, NASDAQ, J.C. Penney, JetBlue, and 7-Eleven.  The conservative estimates is $300 million lost.

Cite: http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2013/07/five_hackers_stole_160_million_credit_and_debit_card_numbers_through_international_attacks_federal_i.html 


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