Mobile

10/27/2017
03:08 PM
50%
50%

Identity Theft Ring Hit with Credit Card Fraud Indictment

A federal grand jury indicts six individuals on criminal charges relating to credit card and debit card fraud.

A federal grand jury indicted six Americans for operating an identity theft ring designed to commit credit card and debit card fraud, the Department of Justice announced this week.

Travon Williams, 33, of Portsmouth, Va.; Rodriquez Norman, 29, of Temple Hills, Md.; Nathaneal Williams, 25, of Manassas, Va.; and Marvin Mitchell, 33, Gentle Grant Tyson III, 32, and Ebony Coe, 29, all of whom are from Virginia Beach, Va. were charged with three criminal counts.

The indictment encompassed conspiring to commit bank and wire fraud, conspiring to traffic in contraband cigarettes, and aggravated identity theft. The bank and wire fraud charges carry a potential maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, while the aggravated identity theft charges carry a potential mandatory term of two years in prison.

The ID theft ring allegedly purchased thousands of stolen credit card and debit card numbers and then encoded that information, along with identities belonging to real people, onto forged credit cards, the DOJ claims. With these cards, the group purchased valuable items, including cartons of cigarettes, which were then resold on the black market for $47 per carton, the DOJ states.

Read more about the ID theft ring here.

Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
6 Security Trends for 2018/2019
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  10/15/2018
6 Reasons Why Employees Violate Security Policies
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading,  10/16/2018
Getting Up to Speed with "Always-On SSL"
Tim Callan, Senior Fellow, Comodo CA,  10/18/2018
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Latest Comment: Too funny!
Current Issue
Flash Poll
The Risk Management Struggle
The Risk Management Struggle
The majority of organizations are struggling to implement a risk-based approach to security even though risk reduction has become the primary metric for measuring the effectiveness of enterprise security strategies. Read the report and get more details today!
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2018-10839
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
Qemu emulator <= 3.0.0 built with the NE2000 NIC emulation support is vulnerable to an integer overflow, which could lead to buffer overflow issue. It could occur when receiving packets over the network. A user inside guest could use this flaw to crash the Qemu process resulting in DoS.
CVE-2018-13399
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
The Microsoft Windows Installer for Atlassian Fisheye and Crucible before version 4.6.1 allows local attackers to escalate privileges because of weak permissions on the installation directory.
CVE-2018-18381
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
Z-BlogPHP 1.5.2.1935 (Zero) has a stored XSS Vulnerability in zb_system/function/c_system_admin.php via the Content-Type header during the uploading of image attachments.
CVE-2018-18382
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
Advanced HRM 1.6 allows Remote Code Execution via PHP code in a .php file to the user/update-user-avatar URI, which can be accessed through an "Update Profile" "Change Picture" (aka user/edit-profile) action.
CVE-2018-18374
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
XSS exists in the MetInfo 6.1.2 admin/index.php page via the anyid parameter.