Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Russian 'Carding' Suspect Arrested in France

Linda McGlasson writes on

A Russian man, thought to be one of the most prolific sellers of stolen payment card data, was arrested in France last weekend and awaits an extradition hearing about being sent to the United States to face charges.

Vladislav Anatolievich Horohorin, 27, aka "BadB" of Moscow, Russia, was indicted by a federal grand jury back in November 2009 on charges of access device fraud and aggravated identity theft. French police arrested the alleged criminal in Nice, France on August 7 as he was attempting to board a plane headed for Moscow.

Law enforcement officials say Horohorin was among the creators of a network called "CarderPlanet," which remains one of the most sophisticated organizations of online financial criminals in the world. This network has been repeatedly linked to nearly every major intrusion of financial information reported to the international law enforcement community.

Horohorin's arrest is the second major example of international law enforcement cooperation in just a matter of days. Late last week, Sergei Tsurikov one of the alleged masterminds of the RBS WorldPay hack of $9.4 million, was extradited to the U.S. to face criminal charges related to the infamous ATM caper.

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