|Internet Crime Shifts to Russia|
|Reuters News Wire (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Wed, 5 Oct 2005 21:11:50 -0500
Trafficking in stolen credit cards has largely shifted to|
Russian-language Web sites after an international crackdown sparked
disarray among English-speaking scam artists, a U.S. Secret Service
official said on Wednesday.
The October 2004 raid, dubbed Operation Firewall, led to 28 arrests in
Now much of the activity has shifted to Russian-language Web sites
"The English-speaking side of this criminal activity seems to be in
"The Russian-speaking side ... rebounded pretty strongly and there
Nagel said just a "handful" of Secret Service agents speak Russian.
Those arrested in the Operation Firewall crackdown were responsible
Copyright 2005 Reuters Limited.
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