Feeds

Credit card trafficker cuffed after nine-month manhunt

BadB goes down

3 Big data security analytics techniques

A Russian accused of being one of the “most prolific” sellers of stolen credit-card data has been arrested in France, following a nine-month manhunt.

Vladislav Anatolievich Horohorin, 27, was taken into custody in Nice, France, as he was attempting to board a flight bound for Moscow, federal prosecutors in Washington said. He is being detained by French authorities pending extradition to the US.

A founder of CarderPlanet — a notorious clearinghouse for credit-card fraudsters — Horohorin belongs to one of the world's most sought-after online crime networks, authorities said. An indictment unsealed on Wednesday claimed he used the forum and others like it to sell huge “dumps” of stolen credit-card data to people around the world. Using the moniker “BadB,” he brazenly advertised the pilfered information. He directed purchasers to pay for it using a website he operated that automated payments using online currencies such as Webmoney.

A citizen of Israel and Ukraine, Horohorin's undoing began when a member of the US Secret Service using an undercover identity negotiated the sale of “numerous” stolen credit-card dumps, officials said.

If convicted, Horohorin faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine on a charge of access-device fraud. He also faces an additional two years and $250,000 in fines for a count of aggravated identity theft. Prosecutors' press release in the case is here. ®

3 Big data security analytics techniques

More from The Register

next story
Obama allows NSA to exploit 0-days: report
If the spooks say they need it, they get it
Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build
Putin tells Snowden: Russia conducts no US-style mass surveillance
Gov't is too broke for that, Russian prez says
Snowden-inspired crypto-email service Lavaboom launches
German service pays tribute to Lavabit
Mounties always get their man: Heartbleed 'hacker', 19, CUFFED
Canadian teen accused of raiding tax computers using OpenSSL bug
One year on: diplomatic fail as Chinese APT gangs get back to work
Mandiant says past 12 months shows Beijing won't call off its hackers
Call of Duty 'fragged using OpenSSL's Heartbleed exploit'
So it begins ... or maybe not, says one analyst
Heartbleed exploit, inoculation, both released
File under 'this is going to hurt you more than it hurts me'
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.