Excerpted from Secured Destruction Business Magazine
August 6, 2008
DOJ Charges 11 With Massive ID Theft Ring
The U.S. Department of Justice has charged 11 people who allegedly are involved in a widespread ring that involved the hacking of nine U.S. retailers and the theft of more than 40 million credit and debit car numbers.
The 11 have been charged with a host of crimes, including conspiracy, computer intrusion, fraud and identity theft.
Announcing the arrests were U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey; U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts Michael Sullivan; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California Karen P. Hewitt; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Benton J. Campbell; and U.S. Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan. The scheme is believed to constitute the largest hacking and identity theft case ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice.