Feds Smash Global Hacking Group UGNazi
The FBI arrested 24 hackers from across the globe, including the leader and members of the global hacking group UGNazi on Tuesday. The people arrested were all men and ranged from 18 to 25-years old Hackers from the US, Norway, Australia, Japan, Italy and the UK were included in the massive operation. Eleven people were arrested in the United States, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Manhattan US Attorney's office said.
One of the men, Mir Islam, known online as "JoshTheGod," was charged with trafficking in 50,000 stolen credit card numbers. Authorities said Islam had admitted to helping emerging hacker outfit UgNazi, which claimed it had launched a cyber attack against Twitter last week. According to the “JoshTheGod” Twitter account he was the self proclaimed leader of the UgNazi group.
Joshua Hicks, aka "OxideDox," was charged with one count of access device fraud in a criminal complaint unsealed on Tuesday. The investigation started two years ago, with the FBI agents posing as hackers on Internet forums, prevented more than US$200 million in losses on over 400,000 compromised consumer credit and debit cards, US authorities in New York said.
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