US launches largest identity theft prosecution in history

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The US announced the indictment of 3 individuals in the theft of 130 million credit/debit card numbers. The bust is the largest in the country's history and a definitive step in the right direction!

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The hackers stole 130 million card numbers from Heartland, a bank-card payment processor, starting in December 2007, by using malicious computer software, according to the 14-page indictment. An undetermined number of card numbers were stolen from 7-Eleven and 4.2 million from Hannaford, a regional supermarket chain, according to the indictment.


Source: Bloomberg.com
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Check out this knuckle head. I worked with him briefly at the tv station back in Nebraska (until he got fired). He is a self proclaimed "hacker" and stole someones identity, according to news reports he bought some poor guys birthday and SS number and stuff from an underground identity thieves website. He used the stolen identity to buy a car and a new engine for the car. His intent was to make a little imported drag racer like in Fast and Furious. So he has the engine delivered to a local auto shop and takes his car in to have the engines swapped. His name is Lane, but he did all the paper work with the shop under the alias Bob. He was stupid enough to leave his mail on the seat of the car, all which had his real name and address and everything on it. The mechanics were smart enough to alert the police that something was fishy, and now he is doing time for theft by deception and unlawful taking. The guy is so stupid that he refused a public defender and chose to represent himself, and at his trial was accusing the mechanics at the auto shop of mail fraud because they read the name on the envelopes he left in his car...in plain sight. Naturally, the judge saw through his bull and ordered him to prison. Is that nearly an epic failure or what? Its too bad he didn't die, otherwise we could nominate him for the Darwin Award.
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Wow.
People amaze me, and it is hilarious that you actually knew the guy. Man I love darwin awards, or at least near darwin awards. haha
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alanwalters wrote:
Oh, what i should say, there is no violations will not be found,so just be a legal person.


If that were true, then our country's history would be DRAMATICALLY different!

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