5 Cyberthieves Charged In Biggest US Hacking Case

Law360, New York (July 25, 2013, 4:17 PM EDT) -- Five Eastern European men were charged Thursday with launching cyberattacks against Nasdaq, Global Payments Inc. and an array of other financial institutions, transaction processors and retailers, stealing over 160 million credit card numbers in what authorities called the largest identity theft ring ever prosecuted in the U.S.

Prosecutors in New Jersey unsealed an indictment against four Russian nationals and one Ukrainian, alleging they operated a long-running, sophisticated plot to infect the institutions' internal payment-processing systems with malware that allowed them to extract and then sell customers'...
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