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Six arrested for their role in StubHub ticket hacking charges

An International ring of criminals using stolen debit and credit card information to purchase fro StubHub, then re-sell the tickets for profit, are busted!
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Jul 24, 2014 7:17 pm

A group compromised of U.S. and foreign citizens have been arrested and indicted for their alleged role of an international crime ring that ripped off StubHub. Two Americans, one Russian national, three people from London, and one Canadian were rounded up - the six conspired to use stolen debit and credit card information to purchase thousands of tickets to sports games, concerts, and other in-demand tickets.




The tickets would then be resold and the profits would be split amongst the group. They face a mix of charges related to money laundering, criminal possession of stolen property, identity theft and grand larceny, according to the court.


"You are no longer safe to travel and operate outside of your home country, without significant risk of arrest and prosecution," said Robert Capps, StubHub former security executive, in a statement. "Isolation is a powerful force in the effort to change behaviors. Confined within the borders of their home country, I suspect we'll see a change in behavior of some of these criminals."


It's possible the criminals met using underground hacker forums, where cybercriminals typically meet to share ideas and sell/buy stolen data.


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