29 Nov 2012

Suspected credit card hackers arrested

2:04 pm on 29 November 2012

Police in Australia say they have broken up an international syndicate suspected of involvement in the theft of credit card data.

Australian Federal Police say computer hackers in Romania got access to 100 small retail outlets and stole the details of about 30,000 Australian cards.

The ABC reports the information was used to buy goods worth more than $A30 million.

A joint operation by AFP and Romanian National Police has led to the arrest of 16 people in Romania this week. Banks and credit unions have reimbursed the losses.