The Romanians Hacked Australian Credit CardsAdded: Saturday, August 25th, 2012
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The local police have confirmed that the Romanian hackers have somehow managed to steal over $25,000,000 from 500,000 Australian credit cards. This is quite a sum for just four people, and they must be carefully hiding from the police to not get caught after all.
The country’s Federal Police had to confirm that they were working with law enforcement agencies all over the world in the attempt to tackle 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 reports say that there’s evidence that the same hacker group has been responsible for a hack of the American chain of Subway restaurants.
Four citizens of Romania have 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 victims by simply scanning the web for vulnerable point of sale terminals. The police of Australia claimed that the borderless nature of this crime would cause much of the new headaches 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 very easy to do. The police can’t take down the hackers because they are finding even softer targets with local chippies with insecure 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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Saturday, August 25th, 2012
|posted by (2012-08-25 18:55:12)|
|"The Romanians Hacked Australian Credit Cards"|
Lol, that has to be a form of slander SaM, that read like "The Romanian Gov", I think you should consider rewording it.
|I AGREE, THE SOONER WE CLOSE OUR BORDERS THE BETTER,LETS HAVE OUR REFERENDAM SOON|
|posted by (2012-08-26 18:11:03)|
|y close the borders ya div? they was hacked not burgled|
|The police should place all the blame where it belongs.|
Online or point of sale transactions should be protected by the finicial institution.
They are just as guilty as the hackers for all we know one or too of the hackers are related to a Visa or Mastercard C.E.O.
Really? that's your stance on this issue. "It's the Financial institutions fault if they get hacked"
I hope your home gets broken into, so someone can say it was your fault because your home wasn't secure enough.
|posted by (2012-08-27 08:58:16)|
|i think is just a news. roumanian hacking from the times beggine.|
|posted by (2012-08-28 08:54:50)|
|Going a little off topic....But yeah it's your fault if you leave your door open or say if you leave your keys in the car but if your Bank is insured for theft or other types of loss. The insurer should have safeguarded with the financial institutions against such threats. otherwise it's negligent...And it's not just Romanians...Also Nigeria and other parts of the third world...Just about any country with poverty including the US and UK|
|posted by (2012-08-28 08:56:14)|
|btw thanks for the article, Sam and ET|
|thanks for article, i am a romanian...take care|
|posted by (2012-08-29 11:44:17)|
|Daaaaamn, these romanians ar some hackers, probably one of the best ! how come i am not one allthough i am romanian ?! )||
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