17 Feb Russian Duo Imprisoned for $300 Million Credit Card Hacks
Two Russian nationals have recently plead guilty for participating in the biggest credit card hacking scam in the US.
Muscovites Vladimir Drinkman and Dmitriy Smilianets helped run an organization which hacked companies for credit card information which they then sold to the highest bidders. It is estimated that the two had stolen up to 160 million credit card numbers from credit card processors, banks, retailers, and other corporate victims.
According to the FBI, the hackers used SQL injection attacks against corporate servers to obtain the payment card information and personal data. Once inside the network, another accomplice would search for useful information using custom software sniffing tools.
Source: The Register