Romanians arrested over fraudulent Australian credit cards

29 November 2012

Romanian police say they have detained a group of alleged hackers who’re said to be behind Australia’s biggest credit card fraud.

Guns, cash in several currencies and various computer equipment were found following a series of raids across the country overnight.

Detectives claim more than 20 million euros have been stolen from Australian credit card users by the crime network which breached the security systems of scores of small businesses.

The data was then used to create fake credit cards to make fraudulent purchases in Europe and several countries including Australia, Hong Kong and the United States.

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