Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law

OSJCL Amici Board of Advisors

OSJCL Amici: Views from the Field

Credit Card and Bank Account Theft on the Rise

Symantec security researchers released a report recently indicating that, despite recent crackdown efforts by law enforcement, there is still a significant underground economy involving stolen credit card numbers and bank account information. The study estimated that $276 million worth of financial information was transferred worldwide from mid-2007 through mid-2008, an alarming figure that has been fueled by both organized crime in Eastern Europe and solo hackers in the U.S.



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