Pharmacy hackers busted in Romania

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Romanian authorities, in cooperation with the FBI, have nabbed five people accused of stealing credit card information from US pharmaceutical firms.

The Central European nation's Directorate for Fighting Electronic Crime said this week in a statement that the suspects infiltrated a number of computers to steal credit card data that resulted in losses of about US$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 and five hard drives, in addition to CDs and memory sticks. Authorities also confiscated more than US$200,000.

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