Police find 15,400 Aussie credit cards on hacker forums
More than 15,000 Australian credit cards worth an estimated $3.75 million in total were salvaged from underground hacker forums in a global police sting.
The cards were held across 36 carding websites that used automated vending carts to sell the accounts in large batches.
Law enforcement agencies including the Australia Federal Police, the FBI, and the Netherlands national police force investigated the sites and on Wednesday they pounced. Two men were arrested on suspicion of making large-scale purchases of compromised data from the carding sites, while British anti-fraud police seized computers suspected of being involved in the fraud racket. One operator of an automated vending cart was arrested in Macedonia.