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Man steals 130 Million Credit Card details !!!

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by SaswatPadhi, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. SaswatPadhi

    SaswatPadhi ~ Б0ЯИ Τ0 С0δЭ ~

    A Miami man and two unidentified computer hackers were charged with stealing 130 million credit and debit card numbers in what the Justice Department said was the largest such prosecution in U.S. history.

    Albert Gonzalez, a 28-year-old Miami resident, and two hackers living “in or near Russia” were indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury in Newark, New Jersey, for stealing data from Heartland Payment Systems Inc., 7-Eleven Corp., Delhaize Group’s Hannaford Brothers Co. and two unidentified national retailers.

    The hackers stole 130 million card numbers from Heartland, a bank-card payment processor, starting in December 2007, by using malicious computer software, according to the 14-page indictment. An undetermined number of card numbers were stolen from 7-Eleven and 4.2 million from Hannaford, a regional supermarket chain, according to the indictment.
    Source :: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aMXMq__dm_Z8

    If the man would have managed to sell the details of each card at as low as $1, he would have pocketed $ 130 Million !! :surprised
  2. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

  3. callyS

    callyS New Member

    This latest case will raise fresh concerns about the security of credit and debit cards being used. :(
  4. mayjune

    mayjune New Member

    i agree, that is one reason i am afraid of giving credit card details on the web...
    and i am sure this is the reason people even when they want to donate to a website, they dont..
  5. indiansword

    indiansword Security Expert

    Just go into any yahoo chat rooms, u will se loadz of russians selling CCs.. so yes they are main into these SQL injection for selling CCs and PP [paypal] accounts.

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