Pharmacy hackers busted in Romania

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Romanian authorities said they have arrested five people accused of illegally accessing computer systems belonging to U.S. pharmaceutical companies.

The Central European nation's Directorate for Fighting Electronic Crime said Monday in a statement that the suspects infiltrated a number of computers to steal credit card data that resulted in losses of about $800,000.

The accused hackers, ages 20 to 32, installed keylogger software onto the computers to steal card data at point-of-sales systems, said Romanian authorities, who worked with the FBI on the investigation.

The arrests came after police last Thursday raided a Bucharest home, where they discovered nine laptop computers, two desktops, five hard drive, in addition to CDs and memory sticks. Authorities also confiscated more that $200,000.

Recently, Romanian cybercriminals have made news. Some 20 international phishers were busted in March for stealing credentials that netted them hundreds of thousands of dollars. And last week, a Romanian man became the first international phisher ever to be sentenced in the United States.
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