FBI Caught 24 Hackers across 4 ContinentsAdded: Sunday, July 1st, 2012
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The authorities of the United States have arrested two dozen suspected hackers in four continents accused of stealing credit cards and bank data, and fraud. Overall, the FBI spent 2 years to catch the suspects, who posed as hackers on online forums and saw other users swapping methods for breaching information security walls and using fake credit cards.
According to the FBI, the probe stopped $205 million in possible losses on more than 410,000 compromised credit and debit cards. Media reports that 11 people were arrested in the US, and 13 in other countries.
Manhattan US Attorney, the one who was clearly channeling the Lone Ranger, explained that the hackers operating behind the supposed veil of the worldwide web were still subject to the long arm of the law.
The authorities not just monitored the criminals’ activities, but also contacted many people and institutions who became victims of the hackers. The FBI explained them how to repair their security breaches and protect themselves further.
All 24 hackers turned out to be men aged 18 to 25, and some of them face up to 40 years in prison if the court rules they are liable of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and access device fraud. The criminals were members of a forum “Carder Profit”, which represented an Internet market for registered users where they exchanged stolen account numbers. The market was closed down in May.
One of the suspects’ name is Mir Islam, known online under nickname “JoshTheGod”. 18-year-old Islam had admitted to helping creating hacker outfit called UgNazi. The latter said it had carried out a cyber attack against Twitter a week ago, as the FBI says. The hacker was released on a $50,000 bond. Another suspect, Joshua Hicks, 19, nicknamed “OxideDox”, was charged with one count of access device fraud.
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Sunday, July 1st, 2012
|posted by (2012-07-01 21:45:31)|
|lmfao gotta love the American intellect they caught 24 hackers over 4 continents and there happy... I know 10 hackers who live in the same city as me and there just the ones i socialize with, love how America can just go to another country and arrest people then make them stand trial in America, seriously where are the Russians? Please protect us from the "democracy" of the USA|
|hell yeah, but screw the russians, i think america needs the mexicans, there level of corruption is so much more intense yet the world still goes on, the only way to battle american corruption would be full on violent revolution, or we flood the country with mexicans, i dunno why, possibly this bowl im smokin but i believe that might workout somehow. But i refuse to have to learn spanish, like star wars, the english language will be known as basic and all across the galaxy it will be the standard space language. but seriously the war in america is not the war on terror, its the war on the new non-ritch, there trying to build a prison system for realz, and a flood of poor mexicans would clog the prison system up, costing the gov so much money they would have to stop spending it on stupid sh!t, eventually thoes immigrants will turn to citizens, thus inviting cartel government from mexico a window of oppurtinty to spread even further. once u have corrupt politicians with cartel guns on there side, media hollywood etc can take there threats elseware or get shot in in the desert.|
|I get happy when this guys that are stealing innocent people get caught..but isn't the FBI supposed to be the ones handling Domestic crime?Do they have international jurisdiction now aswell?|
|posted by (2012-07-02 04:36:11)|
|man the fbi must really be a bunch of retards as don't they even stop to think that the ones they caught are the fall guys? LoL the real hackers are probably some already rich and board out of there mind and Hier these guys to do some work for them and to take the fall. "the fbi is corrupted just the same so hell they may have even been involved in the crap"|
not to mention the last post I read mentioned that most big time banks use shit software to hide behind and that's y they are getting exploited and hacked in to. hell it wouldn't surprise me if ether the dam banks or the security software corp was the real hacker behind all this crap.
@mork_blasphemy: the FBI can inter fear in foren crimes only if its some how linked. but here lately they have been regardless.
|FBI = 24 Hackers = Thousands....I'd say they didn't win shit...|
|posted by (2012-07-02 14:20:41)|
|"some of them face up to 40 years in prison"|
40 years for hacking, 0 years and a bailout for bankers doing far, far worse. Christ...rapists and murders get less time in prison, hackers must be hitting these gangsters where it hurts. I think 'the powers that be' are trying to shock us with so much inequality in the hopes that we will eventually accept it as the norm and kindly stfu and bend over for them.
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