US says 24 arrested in credit-card hacking probe

By REUTERS
June 26, 2012 23:16




NEW YORK - US authorities on Tuesday said 24 suspected hackers had been arrested in a worldwide sting operation targeting illegal trafficking of credit card information.

The two-year operation prevented $205 million in potential losses on hundreds of thousands of compromised credit and debit cards, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and federal prosecutors in Manhattan said.

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