Biggest-Ever Hacking Bust Restores Faith In DOJ

By Allison Grande (July 26, 2013, 8:33 PM EDT) -- In charging five Eastern European men with hacking their way to hundreds of millions of dollars, federal prosecutors on Thursday finally demonstrated a desire and ability to unravel complex international cyberattacks, a welcome display for companies that have long sought a stronger government response to the barrage of data breaches they face.

According to indictments unsealed in New Jersey and New York, the five defendants allegedly conspired with others to penetrate the computer networks of Nasdaq, Heartland Payment Systems Inc., Dow Jones & Co. Inc., the Jordanian arm of Visa Inc., J.C. Penney Co. Inc. and a dozen other payment processing...

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