International Cooperation Results in U.S. Indictment of Major Hacking Ring Targeting Credit Card Processor

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Friday, January 1, 2010
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
26
Issue: 
1
33
Abstract: 
On November 10, 2009, a federal grand jury indicted eight Russian and Eastern European computer hackers, alleging they participated in a crime ring that allegedly gained entry into ATMs in hundreds of cities worldwide and stole $9 million within hours. Unprecedented international cooperation, especially between the United States and Estonia, enabled law enforcement to penetrate and prosecute the highly sophisticated international hacking ring...(more)