Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Romanian Hackers Breached 500k Australian Credit Cards

In a news information from ExtratTorrent site Australian authorities have verified that the Romanian hackers have somehow managed to steal over $25,000,000 from 500,000 Australian credit cards.  According to the report  there are only four people involved in the crime and they are still at large.

The country’s Federal Police is currently working with international law enforcement agencies an attempt to arrest the organized hackers. The intrusion seems to have come after the attackers took out a number of merchants whose individual computer systems appeared to be compromised.

Media data say that there’s indications that the same hacker group has been responsible for a hack of the American chain of Subway restaurants.

Four citizens of Romania have now been charged over millions of dollars in credit card fraud that affected around 80,000 bank customers. The so-called “syndicate” used to find its targets by simply scanning the site for vulnerable point of sale terminals. The Australian Police claimed that the borderless nature of this criminal act would definitely initiate much of the new head aches for the law enforcement authorities. The matter is that not only do the police need to co-operate with other police forces, but also require international and private sector co-operation in order to track and to take down the criminals.

However, this is obviously not easy to work. The police officers can’t take down the cyber criminals because they are searching even softer victims with local chippies with unsafe point of sale machines than the attackers do with either banks or supermarket chains. So, the bank customers are still under threat, and the police can’t promise the safety for their money.

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