Search in HRJ Tricks

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Monday, July 2, 2012

Operation Card Shop : FBI Arrested 24 Credit Card Cyber Criminals

The FBI has arrested 24 cyber criminals part of an international law enforcement operation aiming to arrest and prosecute the users of a sting operation called “Carder Profit”. The suspects, collared after a two-year investigation dubbed "Operation Card Shop," allegedly stole credit card and banking data and exchanged it with each other online.

We put a major dent in cybercrime,” she said. “This is an unprecedented operation.”In the sting, which they called Operation Card Shop, undercover investigators created an online bazaar to catch buyers and sellers of credit card data and other private financial information. They also aimed at people who clone and produce the physical credit cards that are then used to buy merchandise.

Some CarderProfit users apparently learned of the involvement of the feds months ago. A Twitter user with the name @JoshTheGod wrote that “has informants and most likly to be believed as a Federal Sting,” back in April.

Names of the arrested cybercriminals:
  • MICHAEL HOGUE - xVisceral
  • MIR ISLAM - JoshTheGod
  • STEVEN HANSEN - theboner1
  • ALI HASSAN - Badoo
  • JOSHUA HICKS - OxideDox
  • SETH HARPER - Kabraxis314
Many of the 11 individuals arrested in the United States offered specialized skills and products on the sting site. One, who used the screen name xVisceral, offered remote access tools known as RATS that would spy on computers and Web cameras; the programs sold for $50 a copy.
Federal officials maintained that the operation prevented potential losses of more than $200 million. Credit card providers were notified of more than 400,000 compromised credit and debit cards, the officials said.

"As the cyber threat grows more international, the response must be increasingly global and forceful," Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said.Bharara called the crackdown "largest coordinated international law enforcement action in history" directed criminals who use the Internet to traffic in stolen credit cards and bank accounts.

Operation Card Shop is the latest in a long string of cybercrime initiatives carried out by the FBI. In January, the agency shut down file-sharing site Megaupload after its staff was charged with copyright violations (inviting a retaliatory strike from Anonymous). Late last year, the FBI announced the arrest of six Estonian citizens after they were charged with using malware to infiltrate Internet advertising services

Yet another cybercrime-friendly community was targeted in the operation, although the press release is not discussing the matter. The community in question,, which currently returns an index page placed there by U.S law enforcement agencies.The operation appears to be widespread, as the web site of the UGNazi group ( is also defaced by U.S law enforcement agencies.

US officials said the operation prevented losses of $205m (£131m) from debit and credit cards...


  1. Excellent goods from you, man. I have keep in
    mind your stuff previous to and you are just extremely magnificent.
    I really like what you've got right here, really like what you're saying and the best way in which you
    are saying it. You're making it entertaining and you continue to take care of to stay it wise. I can not wait to read far more from you. That is really a terrific website.
    my web site > weightloss drops

  2. always i used to read smaller articles or reviews that as well clear their motive,
    and that is also happening with this article which I am reading at this time.
    My web blog :

  3. Hi! I just want to give you a big thumbs up for your excellent info you've got here on this post. I'll be returning
    to your web site for more soon.
    Here is my site :

  4. Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your site and in
    accession capital to assert that I get in fact
    enjoyed account your blog posts. Anyway I will be subscribing to your feeds and even I achievement you
    access consistently fast.
    My blog :: capsiplex

  5. I truly love your blog.. Very nice colors & theme. Did you develop this site
    yourself? Please reply back as I'm looking to create my own personal blog and would love to learn where you got this from or what the theme is called. Cheers!

    Also visit my weblog healthy diet

    1. YES! Buddy i develop this site persolally...

  6. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it
    seems as though you relied on the video to make your point.
    You clearly know what youre talking about, why
    throw away your intelligence on just posting videos to your blog when you could be giving us something
    enlightening to read?

    Feel free to visit my homepage - fat loss

  7. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about What's this. Regards

    Have a look at my blog - rapid weight loss tips

  8. This is very interesting, You're a very skilled blogger. I've joined your feed
    and look forward to seeking more of your wonderful post.
    Also, I've shared your web site in my social networks!

    my blog post; fast weight loss tips

  9. I just like the helpful info you provide on your articles.
    I will bookmark your weblog and test once more right here regularly.

    I am slightly sure I will be told many new stuff proper here!
    Good luck for the following!

    Also visit my web page ... methotrexate dosage for rheumatoid arthritis

  10. Nice post. I used to be checking constantly this weblog and I am inspired!

    Very useful info specifically the ultimate section :) I handle such info much.
    I was looking for this certain info for a very lengthy time.
    Thanks and good luck.

    Look at my blog ... weightloss -

  11. Thanks for the good writeup. It in fact was a leisure account it.
    Look complicated to far introduced agreeable from you! However, how can
    we communicate?

    Look into my blog :: medi weightloss clinic