I was waiting
For a Bitcoin mention in there. Bitcoin does not make it easier to commit crime.
If I had 1000 bitcoin, stealing credit card information would be just as hard as it would be with 100 bitcoin.
It doesnt make it harder to track down the criminals either.
Using bitcoin doesnt remove all the activity from the log files of a breached server. If the admin didnt have logging switched on it wasnt some rogue gang of bitcoin going down there forcing him to turn it off. Though the idea of being "hash bashed into submission" is amusing.
All bitcoin does is exactly what it was designed for. Making financial transactions easier and more secure.
If people adopted more modern methods of transacting cash (not specifically bitcoin, but anything that isnt a mag strip / number line / 4 digit pin protected plastic target there would be considerably less theft of this nature.
Credit cards and debit cards...now theres a cause of the problem. Anything that requires you to hand over more info than is necessary is a criminal construct in and of itself.
Blockchain technologies only expose the public key of the wallet you used, you can have as many of those as you please.
Nobody can get your cash with that alone. The crims can raid all the databases they want then.
Storing card info is archaic and unnecessary.
We as engineers have a duty to get behind and involved in anything that may protect our dumb and feckless users. Bitcoin may not be the answer but something in its spirit may be.