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Eastern European Hackers Blamed for Omaha Credit Card Theft

Police in Omaha, Neb., are investigating an identity theft case involving hackers who stole personal information using customers’ credit and debit cards, ketv.com reports.

Investigators said more than 50 victims from across the Omaha metro area were targeted in the last few days or weeks following a breach of security through a credit card processor. Customers of at least three local banks have been impacted, possibly by Eastern European hackers, Sarpy County sheriff's deputies said.

Deputies and bank officials were able to track suspicious purchases, using Omaha credit and debit cards, to several different states including California, Texas, Indiana, New York and Michigan.

Lt. Mark Trapp with the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office said the Internet was to blame in this case.

“Someone hacks into their system and actually makes physical cards with those account numbers built into the magnetic strips,“ he said.

 

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