U.S. says 24 arrested in credit-card hacking probe

Reuters News
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Posted: Jun 26, 2012 1:14 PM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. authorities on Tuesday said 24 suspected hackers had been arrested in a worldwide sting operation targeting illegal trafficking of credit card information.

The two-year operation prevented $205 million in potential losses on hundreds of thousands of compromised credit and debit cards, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and federal prosecutors in Manhattan said.

(Reporting By Basil Katz; Editing by Gary Hill)