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130 million credit card numbers stolen in identity theft scheme

• Reuters
U.S. authorities announced what they believed to be the largest hacking and identity theft case ever prosecuted on Monday in a scheme in which more than 130 million credit and debit card numbers were stolen.

Three men were indicted on charges of being responsible for five corporate data breaches in a scheme in which the card numbers were stolen from Heartland Payment Systems, 7-Eleven Inc and Hannaford Brothers Co, federal prosecutors said in a statement.


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Comment by Ed Price
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This and other such criminal activities are probably very true. Yet, the greatest damage they do to us in their criminal activities, is not from their direct criminal activities at all! 

The biggest damage that these criminal activities do is to cover up somewhat the GIGANTIC Ponzi scheme that the whole operation of the Internal Revenue Service is. 


Comment by Jean Carbonneau
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 actually, this breach took place before Obama got into office.  Guess we can't blame him for this.

Comment by Lola Flores
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 And somehow, I suspect that Obama is to blame for this one too, huh?