News Burst: East European hackers steal 1m credit cards

FBI reveals computer crime spree of epic proportions

Computer hackers based in Eastern Europe have carried out a year-long crime spree cracking scores of online banks and stealing more than a million credit card details, FBI computer experts revealed on Thursday.

More than 40 e-banking and e-commerce sites have been targeted and compromised by teams of Russian and Eastern European hackers over the say experts at the FBI's SANS (System Administration, Networking, and Security) Institute.

These professional computer criminals are thought to have relied on well-known weaknesses in Microsoft's Window's NT operating system to carry out the crime spree.

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