Arrests Made in Massive Online Sting Operation

Federal authorities have arrested 24 people in the U.S. and a dozen other countries in what they say is the largest-ever undercover operation targeting the global online trade of stolen credit-card numbers.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation set up a fake online forum two years ago to attract online thieves who steal personal identification and account information for credit, debit and bank cards that are used to make illicit purchases or to sell to others.

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