130 million credit card numbers stolen in identity theft scheme

Posted: August 17, 2009 in credit cards, hackers, hacking, identity theft, RFID, voter fraud

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. authorities announced what they believed to be the largest hacking and identity theft case ever prosecuted on Monday in a scheme in which more than 130 million credit and debit card numbers were stolen.

Three men were indicted on charges of being responsible for five corporate data breaches in a scheme in which the card numbers were stolen from Heartland Payment Systems, 7-Eleven Inc and Hannaford Brothers Co, federal prosecutors said in a statement.

The suspects also hacked two unidentified corporate victims, the U.S. attorney’s office in New Jersey said in the statement. :::MORE HERE:::

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