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FBI Alleges Credit Card Hacking

May 23, 1997|(Associated Press)

The FBI says a clever hacker slipped into a major Internet provider and gathered 100,000 credit card numbers along with enough information to use them. Carlos Felipe Salgado Jr., 36, who used the online name "Smak" and was using an account with UC San Francisco, allegedly inserted a program that gathered the credit information from a dozen companies selling products over the Internet, said FBI spokesman George Grotz. Salgado appeared before a federal magistrate and was released on a $100,000 personal bond.

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