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Data & Analytics News Updates, December 12th 2012

This week’s data and analytics news include arrests made by Australian, Romanian and Indian authorities over credit card fraud, and Fidelity Bank Ghana’s new data centre.

December 12, 2012 | The Asian Banker Editor

Police busts crime gang over data theft
Australian and Romanian police smashed a Romanian organised crime gang that hacked into the computer systems of small businesses in Australia, with credit card details of 30,000 Australians stolen and subsequently used in $30 million worth of fraudulent transactions around the world. 16 gang members were arrested in Australia, with seven more charged in Romania.

Fidelity Bank Ghana launches new data centre
Fidelity Bank Ghana, in partnership with IBM, has successfully commissioned a new inclusive modern data centre which will simplify the bank’s back-end management processes and offer higher levels of service availability, assisting the bank to provide a positive end-user experience.

Indian authorities smash credit card racket
Indian authorities busted a credit card fraud racket and arrested Dheeraj Khanna, Pankaj Deewan, Yogesh Mahajan, and Mohammad Yasin for making illegal transactions by swapping cloned cards on HDFC Bank’s electronic data capture (EDC) machines, with efforts ongoing to nab their accomplices.


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Keywords:Fidelity Bank Ghana, HDFC Bank