Friday, September 12, 2008

Guilty of massive U.S. credit-card number theft

A defendant pled guilty to the theft of more than 40 million credit-card numbers from U.S. retailers. Damon Patrick Toey was charged along 10 other men in 5 countries with wireless interception of retailers' data transmissions and use of "sniffer" programs to steal credit card numbers as they were being swiped at cash registers. The case is the largest identity fraud theft prosecuted in the U.S.

See, "Hacker Pleads Guilty In TJX Security Breach," Wall St. Journal, Sept. 12, 2008, at

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