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cory777 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:11 PM
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French arrest cyber-crime suspect for U.S.
Source: Washington Post

A founder of one of the world's most sophisticated Internet sites for trafficking stolen credit card information has been arrested by French police based on a U.S. criminal indictment unsealed Wednesday, the U.S. Secret Service and Justice Department announced.

Vladislav Anatolieviech Horohorin, 27, was seized at the Nice airport Saturday en route from the Mediterranean principality of Monaco to Moscow, where he resides, authorities said. Horohorin, a citizen of Israel and Ukraine, where he was born, was indicted in November by a federal grand jury in the District on charges of credit card fraud and aggravated identity theft.

The Secret Service called Horohorin, known online as "BadB," one of its five most wanted cyber-criminals in the world. He is part of a "network that has been repeatedly linked to nearly every major intrusion of financial information reported" to international authorities, said Michael Merritt, the Secret Service's assistant director for investigations.

-snip- welcomes visitors with a ribald cartoon portraying Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin awarding gold medals to cyber-criminals. The Web site claims credit for stealing information from 1 million Americans and seeks recruits.

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The abyss Donating Member (930 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 08:13 PM
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1. Kicking back up the ladder.

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