Layer 8: FBI busts 24 in massive international online financial crime takedown

The FBI today said it directed what it called the largest coordinated international law enforcement action in its history directed at online “carding” crimes typically involving stolen credit card, bank account or personal identification information of hundreds of thousands of victims around the world.

The FBI said the allegations unsealed in New York today “chronicle a breathtaking spectrum of cyber schemes and scams.”  As charged, the FBI said the individuals sold credit cards by the thousands and took the private information of untold numbers of people. The defendants casually offered every stripe of malware and virus to fellow fraudsters, even including software-enabling cyber voyeurs to hijack an unsuspecting consumers personal computer camera, the FBI stated.

via Layer 8: FBI busts 24 in massive international online financial crime takedown.

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