UK police count 8,500 victims in data theft

Wednesday, 25 October 2006, 1:24 AM EST

British electronic-crime detectives are investigating a massive data theft operation that stole sensitive information from 8,500 people in the U.K. and others in some 60 countries, officials said Tuesday.

In total, cybercriminals targeted 600 financial companies and banks, according to U.K. authorities, who have worked over the past week to identify and notify victims.

At InfoWorld.

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