5 men named in racket that netted $4m in stolen card data

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

The Register has more on a case reportedly here previously. It turns out that the “news” actually relates to a case that was originally filed in 2007. For the detailed version, read the prosecutor’s press release.

Prosecutors in Manhattan have named five additional men from Eastern Europe in an alleged scheme that pilfered $4m using more than 95,000 stolen credit cards.

Using handles such as “the Viver,” “Inexwor,” and “DoZ,” the men were part of an international conspiracy that reached half-way around the world to snatch the payment card credentials of people located in New York, according to prosecutors in Manhattan District Attorney’s office. They branded their highly profitable enterprise the Western Express Cybercrime Group.

Read more in The Register and PC World.

Original Source: http://www.databreaches.net/?p=6999
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