FBI cybercrime sting leads to 24 arrests
Another successful sting:
The FBI orchestrated a two-year cybercrime sting that resulted in 24 arrests, with some alleged hackers facing more than 20 years in prison for allegedly profiting from stolen information such as credit card and bank account numbers, law enforcement authorities announced today.
The U.S attorney’s office in Manhattan and the FBI announced the arrests and provided details of the sting operation, which involved FBI agents posing as hackers while the bureau set up a fake “carding” forum, according to the press release (see the full release below). Carding is the term for crimes associated with exploiting stolen personal information for profit. The forums helped “carders” communicate and, in some cases, find mailing addresses — usually empty apartments or houses — for products purchased with stolen credit-card data.
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Posted on June 28, 2012, in Cybersecurity, Hacking, Internet and tagged Arrest, Carding, Computer crime, Credit card, FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Manhattan, Sting operation. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on FBI cybercrime sting leads to 24 arrests.