An undercover investigation led by the U.S. Secret Service has led to the arrests of 28 individuals suspected of being part of a global organized cybercrime network. Charges against the suspects include identity theft, computer fraud, credit-card fraud and conspiracy.
The individuals are located across eight states and six foreign countries, according to the Secret Service. The investigation, named "Operation Firewall," was carried out in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice and investigators from the financial-services industry, along with domestic and foreign law-enforcement officers.
"These suspects targeted the personal and financial information of ordinary citizens as well as the confidential and proprietary information of companies engaged in e-commerce," says Secret Service director W. Ralph Basham in a statement.
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