Six individuals pleaded guilty for their roles in using data stolen from 4,000+ credit cards to buy goods, such as airline tickets, and services totaling $3.5 million.

The Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC), with whom the NCFTA collaborated on this case, said:

Using the company’s advanced fraud analytics technology, ARC’s fraud investigation team detected a pattern of suspicious airline ticket purchases using compromised credit cards. ARC alerted the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA), which, in turn, notified the Secret Service and triggered the investigation. ARC supported the Secret Service in the inquiry by continuing to monitor air ticket purchase patterns linked to the suspected fraudsters.

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