Eleven Charged in Retail Credit Theft Ring

Federal investigators have brought a range of criminal charges against 11 individuals allegedly involved in the computer hacking of nine major retailers and the theft and sale of more than 40 million credit and debit card numbers.

BOSTON — Federal investigators have brought a range of criminal charges against 11 individuals allegedly involved in the computer hacking of nine major retailers and the theft and sale of more than 40 million credit and debit card numbers. The scheme is believed to be the largest hacking and identity-theft case ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice. An indictment handed down here Tuesday charged the defendants with hacking into wireless networks of retailers including BJ’s Wholesale

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