US cracks ‘biggest’ ID fraud case

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US authorities have charged 11 people in connection with the theft of credit and debit card details in what the US Justice Department calls the largest-ever identity theft case. Those accused are charged for stealing more than 40m credit and debit card numbers before selling the information.

Three of those charged are from the US, with others coming from Estonia, Ukraine, Belarus and China. However, one of those charged has not had his location mentioned. They are said to conceal the information in servers in Eastern Europe and the US.

Retailers affected by the fraud include TJ Maxx and Barnes & Noble; after their computers were compromised as a result of breaches on their computer systems.

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