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Two Mexicans Arrested With Target Credit Cards

From the Agence France Presse:

2 arrested used stolen cards from Target breach

January 21, 2014

Washington (AFP) – Two people arrested by authorities in Texas were using stolen credit cards which came from the massive Target data breach, officials said.

Two Mexicans arrested this week were identified as Marcy Carmen Garcia Vaquera and Daniel Guardiola Dominguez, according to the police chief of McAllen, Texas, Victor Rodriguez. The two were using fraudulent credit cards that came from the Target data breach, Rodriguez told a news conference Monday.

Since they were arrested in Texas, is it possible they were illegal aliens? Fortunately, AFP is too political correct to tell us, one way or the other.

"Someone in Mexico is obviously buying that data," he said. Rodriguez said US Homeland Security and Secret Service officials participated in the investigation that led to the arrests…

But is stealing credit cards enough of a crime under Obama’s executive orders to get you deported? We don’t think so. (We believe you have to have been convicted of a major felony.)

US officials have said little about the probe which may have affected the data of some 110 million Target customers, but security experts have suggested the malware may have come from hackers in Russia or Eastern Europe.

Researchers from IntelCrawler, a Los Angeles-based cyber intelligence company, said last week that the malware was created by a 17-year-old hacker and has been used to infect retail systems in Australia, Canada and the US.

US security firm iSight Partners concluded that the hackers stole data on as many as 110 million Target customers…

Just 100 million?

Target began notifying some customers that it was offering one year of free credit monitoring to help customers guard against identity theft or unauthorized charges to their debit or credit cards.

How generous of them to close the barn door after the horse has bolted.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Two Mexicans Arrested With Target Credit Cards”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    The hack against America’s financial infrastructure continues unabated. Michelle Obama advises more broccoli ..

  2. canary says:

    “Someone in Mexico is obviously buying that data,”” said police chief Rodriguez.

    Local news says the two were on the their 2nd trip crossing the border from Mexico to US and had 96 credit cards were from Mexico banks in Monterrey Mexico and had already spent tens of thousands of dollars during their first trip into US from Mexico.

    Have to watch “Video” McAllen TX KHOU 11 because the AP article has everyone hush hush too.

    Pics & Video

    • canary says:

      correction: They crossed over from Monterrey, the cards were from Mexican banks, only with the numbers from the stolen cards. VISA, MC, and others.
      If you click zoom on the photo of all the various cards Rodriguez is pointing to one or businesses and banks can get a better look of what cards to look out for since the US Feds are so quiet there may be millions spent on the cards coming from Mexico.

      McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez points at dozens of fraudulent credit cards Monday that were confiscated by police in McAllen, Texas, after arresting a man and a woman on fraud charges tied to the December Target credit card breach. / AP Photo/The Monitor, Gabe Hernandez ”


    • canary says:

      Being held locally “State” fraud charges. The feds are probably busy looking in Mexico for any family or children to bring over to the US so they aren’t traumatized by the separation

      another local article

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