Sberbank says sensational data theft fully solved

Andrei Skvarsky reports:

The source of last week’s sensational leak of Sberbank credit card details took “hours” to find out, Russia’s biggest lender said in announcing that the theft had been fully solved.

The bank said in a statement that the data, which were put on sale in the black market, had been stolen by a junior manager whose job duties involved access to credit card databases.

The manager was arrested and confessed to the theft, the bank said, providing no details about him except his birth year, 1991.

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