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1 posted on 07/25/2013 1:59:48 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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Gee whiz, you’d think they worked for the government.


2 posted on 07/25/2013 2:03:33 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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On Thursday, five of the gang's members were indicted. One is in custody in the U.S., a second is awaiting extradition in the Netherlands, and three more are still at large in what U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said is the largest data heist case ever prosecuted. Dmitriy Smilianets, 29, of Moscow, is in custody, while Vladimir Drinkman, 32, of Syktyykar, is awaiting an extradition hearing. The other three — Aleksandr Kalinin, 26, Roman Kotov, 32, and Ukrainian Mikhail Rytikov, 26, remain at large. Originally part of a crime ring led by Albert Gonzalez, who was arrested back in 2008, the five continued their data conquests even after Gonzalez was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

The NSA must have gotten jealous.

3 posted on 07/25/2013 2:04:59 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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They should get a year in jail for each card that they stole.

Whatever prison they go to should do an investigation and match the hackers up with other prisoners that had their identity stolen at some point for a cellmate.


7 posted on 07/25/2013 2:22:39 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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Prosecutors say the hackers stole "conservatively" 160 million credit card numbers, and the dollar value of the crimes they helped facilitate is enormous — just four of the victims are out $300 million.

They got to mean the corporate victims... it's not like anyone had a $75 million credit line on his or her credit card?!?

12 posted on 07/25/2013 2:52:10 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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I heard that the higher up the chain you report credit card fraud the less and less they care —they simply want you to GO AWAY and quit making work for them.

VERY rarely you can get local cops close to where the fraud might have originated to take an interest, but it’s rare.

The feds’ view is that this is all a very natural part of the business —a BUILT IN cost.

They don’t care how much agony you’re in —not their job.

Unless THEY are the perps, of course...


17 posted on 07/25/2013 3:07:22 PM PDT by gaijin
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If some ‘ordinary’ Russian people can devise a system of such extensive research and data I would bet that Putin and the Russian government can have and probably even has the complete electronic files on Obama. This is why Putin can look so disdainful in the presence of Obama. I remember in WWII when Truman went to Potsdam to announce the USA had the ‘terrible’ bomb old Joe Stalin had the same look as Putin has. The Russian government knew even if Truman was or was not aware of such.


18 posted on 07/25/2013 3:36:40 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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Isn’t it about time that 0bama awards them all with U.S. Citizenship? ;-)


19 posted on 07/25/2013 4:35:30 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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Only Jim Robinson is allowed to post stories from NBC... 99.9999% of NBC stories stink so bad is why...

I honestly don't know if this is sarcasm or not... Too much truth that NBC puts out propaganda garbage...

24 posted on 07/26/2013 7:24:37 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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We just need more Agile Cyber Security “Prooofessionals” running in circles, and more layers of politically correct IT hierarchy wearing pink/purple shirts on Thursday to keep us safe Jim.

“It’s about jobs”

Fox Mr. Charlie Fox - please trot to the nearest Secure tin can and string phone.


25 posted on 07/26/2013 7:53:10 AM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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