Russian computer hackers in Colorado sold stolen credit card numbers for $3.6 million

Kirk Mitchell reports:

Russian computer hackers operating in Colorado and 15 other states used data-mining viruses to steal thousands of credit card numbers from U.S. residents in 20 states and sold them on the darknet for more than $3.6 million, according to federal court documents.

As part of the wide-scale criminal operation, so-called “carders” from Russia advertised and sold the numbers to Ukrainian operatives using the Rescator network of websites — named for a Ukranian hacker who specializes in the sale of stolen credit cards.

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