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Articles tagged with: Citibank

Four Men Caught In $1.5 Million Skimming Operation

According to PCWorld, three Romanian men and one Austrian man were indicted on Monday by U.S. federal prosecutors. The four men stole over 1.5 Million U.S. dollars by cloning payment cards with stolen account information. The men are charged with skimming (recording account details from the magnetic stripe of payment cards while capturing a person’s PIN by using fake overlays on the number pads.

Accounts were targeted at Citibank, and JP Morgan Chase between March 2010 and May 2011. The affected cities included New York, Miami, and Chicago. The four stole about $110,000 per month over those fourteen months, perhaps splitting it four ways at about $27,000 each, per month ($324,000 individual ‘salary’).

Marketing Firm Breached – Banks Warning Customers

Multiple banks are warning customers that their personal information (name and email address) was accessed by hackers who breached a national marketing firm in Dallas, TX.

Epsilon Interactive, a global marketing firm, was hacked and their clients marketing files was compromised. The names and email addresses were exposed as part of the breached and the data has fallen into the wrong hands when someone broke into Epsilon’s computer systems.