Data Security, Threat Management

International carding group member imprisoned

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced that John Telusma, also known as "Peterelliot," has been sentenced to four years imprisonment for engaging in stolen credit card information trade with the Infraud Organization, reports The Hacker News. "Telusma was among the most prolific and active members of the Infraud Organization, purchasing and fraudulently using compromised credit card numbers for his own personal gain," said the Justice Department. Infraud Organization has been estimated to cause losses of at least $568 million during its operations, which lasted for over seven years prior to the takedown of its infrastructure in February 2018. The Justice Department noted that the group did not only facilitate the sale of stolen credit cards and personally identifiable information but also offered an "escrow service" to allow illegal transactions of digital currency. Thirteen other members of the Infraud Organization have been sentenced prior to Telusma, according to the Justice Department.

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