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Secret Service busts online organized crime ring

In what it called an “Information Age undercover investigation,” the U.S. Secret Service today announced that it has arrested 28 people from eight U.S. states and six countries allegedly involved in a global organized cybercrime ring. Charges filed against the suspects include identity theft, computer fraud, credit card fraud and conspiracy. The investigation, code-named Operation Firewall, resulted in what the Secret Service described as a significant disruption of organized criminal activity online that was targeting the financial infrastructure of the U.S. The suspects are alleged to have collectively trafficked in at least 1.7 million stolen credit card numbers. Full Story

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