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Russian Hackers Stole More Than 160 Million Credit Cards

NPR | July 25, 2013 2:43 p.m.

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Steve Henn, Robert Siegel

Five men living in Russia and the Ukraine targeted more than a dozen companies in a data breach that prosecutors describe as one of the largest ever uncovered. The scheme, in which the men allegedly stole credit card numbers and customers’ log-in credentials and then sold them on the black market, resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in losses, according to the indictment.

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