Feds bust biggest credit card hacking scheme in U.S.

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TRENTON, NJ – Feds busted a massive $160 million credit and debit card hacking scheme, one of the largest schemes ever prosecuted in America.

Four Russians and a Ukrainian are charged with the operation, which spanned from 2005 to 2012.

The men are accused of gaining entry into the computer networks of over a dozen major companies, including JC Penney, Wet Seal, 7-Eleven, Nasdaq, JetBlue and Visa. The New Jersey US Attorney’s Office says the men took card numbers, user names, and passwords and then turned around and sold the information.

It’s déjà vu for two of the suspects. They were previously charged in New Jersey in connection with five corporate data breaches.

Looks like the feds are giving these guys a run for their money.