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The U.S. described a vast, multi-year criminal enterprise centering on hacks of at least nine big financial and publishing firms and the theft of information on 100 million of their customers that fueled a web of stock manipulation, credit-card fraud and illegal online casinos.
They used 75 companies and bank and brokerage accounts around the world to launder money, prosecutors wrote. Other alleged offenses include hacking, securities fraud, wire fraud and identity theft.
originally posted by: intrptr
Sounds like normal banksters to me. Are we sure they didn't hack themselves and claim somebody else did it? Wouldn't be too far fetched considering they perped the crash of 08, made a ton of money off 911 (where other 'others' were blamed for the current endless war on terror).
Just arrest the clowns quick, before they bring everyone down with them.
Hackers and conspirators in more than a dozen countries generated hundreds of millions of dollars in illicit proceeds on pump-and-dump stock schemes and particularly lucrative online gambling, prosecutors said.
originally posted by: wasaka
The video suggest the hackers were in Russia.
The co-conspirators deceived financial institutions into processing and authorizing payments to and from the casino companies and others, prosecutors wrote in their latest indictment of Gery Shalon, Joshua Aaron and Ziv Orenstein, who they say are at the center of the scheme. Shalon and Orenstein were arrested in Israel in July. Aaron remains at large.