An international team of cops has taken down 36 websites that were being used to shift vast quantities of stolen credit card and bank account data. The Serious Organised Crime Agency in the UK, along with the FBI and the US Department of Justice, and agencies from Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Ukraine and Romania pulled the …
Crime does pay
But there is also a price to pay when you get caught.
"Our activities have saved business, online retailers and financial institutions potential fraud losses estimated at more than half a billion pounds, and at the same time protected thousands of individuals from the distress caused by being a victim of fraud or identity crime.”
My bullshit detector went off after reading that, do they use a similar system to record companies to evealuate the fraud they have prevented for some lovely PR gush?
Now let's make sure that those responsible aren't sentenced by the UK's criminal justice system. £500m worth of theft/fraud would probably get you 4 years, and out in 18 months for good behaviour.
So can someone tell me...
... exactly *HOW* these sites got hold of this information in the first place??
Skimming, phishing and keylogging primarily.
Ship the scum to prison
Ten years in the slammer will do them good - if they make it out alive.
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