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SaswatPadhi 18Aug2009 20:26

Man steals 130 Million Credit Card details !!!
 
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.
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Source :: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...d=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

shabbir 19Aug2009 09:30

Re: Man steals 130 Million Credit Card details !!!
 
Interesting

callyS 21Aug2009 22:36

Re: Man steals 130 Million Credit Card details !!!
 
This latest case will raise fresh concerns about the security of credit and debit cards being used. :(

mayjune 22Aug2009 06:04

Re: Man steals 130 Million Credit Card details !!!
 
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..

indiansword 22Aug2009 08:54

Re: Man steals 130 Million Credit Card details !!!
 
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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