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[Dataloss] U.S. Arrests 7 on Charges of Credit Card Data Trading
From: lyger (lygerattrition.org)
Date: Wed Mar 29 2006 - 12:19:43 CST
The Secret Service yesterday announced seven arrests in five states and the
District of Columbia as part of a continuing crackdown on online forums where
credit card data and other stolen consumer information is routinely traded.
A total of 21 people have been arrested in the United States and Britain in the
last three months in the undercover operation, the agency said.
It is the largest federal law enforcement action taken against the thriving
online trade in credit card numbers, bank accounts, passwords, personal
identification numbers and other data since an earlier effort, Operation
Firewall, broke up the largest black market trading board, Shadowcrew.com, in
Jonathan Cherry, a spokesman for the Secret Service, said the new
crackdown, called Operation Rolling Stone, was aimed at "online criminal
enterprises that threaten our financial infrastructure."
The arrests yesterday were made in Florida, New York, Illinois,
Pennsylvania, California and Washington on a variety of state and federal
charges related to online identity theft, credit card and access device
fraud, Mr. Cherry said.
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