19 of 23 Indicted for open market arrested
2012-03-16

Information 19 individuals in nine states have been charged for their involvement in Operation "Open Market," an investigation into a transnational criminal organization operating principally out of Las Vegas. The operations members bought and sold stolen personal and financial information online and engaged in crimes such as identity theft and counterfeit credit card trafficking. "The extent of the theft and sale of personal and financial information uncovered by this investigation is astonishing," said U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden. "Electronic mediums have made it much easier for persons and groups to sell and trade stolen information and fraudulent documents nationally and internationally. We are working vigilantly with our federal, state and local law enforcement partners to investigate and prosecute the persons who commit these types of crimes." Agents with the U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcements ICE Homeland Security Investigations HSI arrested five people in Las Vegas Thursday and another 14 people in California, Florida, New York, Georgia, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and West Virginia. Their charges include racketeering, conspiracy, and production and trafficking in false identification documents and access device cards. A total of 50 individuals were charged in the investigation; however, the names of several defendants have been redacted and remain sealed because they have not yet been arrested. "The indictments and arrests in this case are yet another example of how the Secret Service continues to promote the Department of Homeland Securitys mission of providing a safe, secure and resilient cyber environment," said A.T. Smith, the Secret Services assistant director for investigations. "The successful partnerships fostered by the Secret Services electronic crimes task forces result in ground-breaking investigations such as Operation Open Market."
Wiki Open Market
Authorities FBI HSI
Authorities Statement View
Authority Operations Open Market
Crime Hacking Carding Darkweb admin Darkweb Member Darkweb Vendor
Sector Financial services