FBI says Dark Market sting netted 56 arrests
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 18/10/2008 10:28
[IDG] A two-year undercover FBI sting operation targeting online fraudsters has netted 56 arrests and prevented millions of dollars in economic losses, the FBI said Thursday.
The FBI said it had infiltrated online "carder" forums hosted on the DarkMarket.ws Web site, which was widely used by online scammers to buy and sell stolen credit card numbers, other financial information, and even the devices used to make fake banking cards. Before it was shut down earlier this month, the Web site had registered more than 2,500 members.
FBI wipes out online credit card ring
The FBI has announced that it has concluded a two year investigation into an online market for stolen credit card data behind millions of dollars of fraud.
Fraudsters' website shut in swoop
A website used by criminals to buy and sell credit card details and bank log-ins has been shut down after a police operation, the BBC has learned.
International forum Darkmarket ran for three years and led to fraud totalling millions of pounds.
Nearly 60 people connected with the site have been arrested in Manchester, Hull and London, as well as Germany, Turkey and the US.
The Serious Organised Crime Agency said it was "a one-stop shop" for criminals.