Monday, June 25, 2012

FBI Undercover Operation Hits Cyber Carding Crimes

The FBI announced the arrest of 24 people in what is described as the largest coordinated international law enforcement action in history directed at “carding�? crimes — offenses in which the Internet is used to traffic in and exploit the stolen credit card, bank account, and other personal identification information.

The two year undercover operation led to the arrest of individuals in 13 countries: U.S.(11 arrests), United Kingdom (6 arrests), Bosnia (2), Bulgaria (1), Norway (1), and Germany (1), Italy (1) and Japan (1). Australia, Canada, Denmark, and Macedonia conducted interviews, executed search warrants, or took other coordinated action in connection with the takedown.