Gang arrested in Canada for alleged credit card data heist

Graham Cluley
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A gang of alleged credit card data thieves who are said to have stolen CDN $1.8 million (approximately US $1.69 million) from a company in Calgary have been arrested by police in Canada.

According to media reports, investigators from the US Secret Service, Calgary, Vancouver worked together to apprehend the Montreal-based suspects, one of whom – Ehud Tenenbaum, an Israeli national – is a name known to the authorities, as he was caught illegally accessing Pentagon computers ten years ago. Tenebaum’s notoriety at the time lead Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to refer to him as “damn good… and very dangerous.”

Here is an Israeli TV news report, discussing Tenenbaum’s arrest, that has been…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.