Arrests in South Texas May be Linked to the Target Security Breach
While Security firms and the US government try to nail down the origination of the Malware that compromised the credit card numbers and other personal information of up to 110 million Target customers, police in South Texas say account information stolen during the Target security breach is now being divided up and sold off. Two Mexican citizens arrested in McAllen on Sunday were in possession of 96 fraudulent credit cards. McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez said Monday that the cards used by 27-year-old Mary Carmen Garcia and 28-year-old Daniel Guardiola Dominguez carried the account information of South Texas residents.
Police say the cards were used to buy tens of thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise at places like Best Buy, Walmart and Toys R Us.
The two were arrested on Sunday morning trying to re-enter the U.S. at the border.
The Target security breach is believed to have involved 40 million credit and debit card accounts and the personal information of 70 million customers.