World’s Most Wanted cyber bandit nabbed at Nice airport

An alleged international credit card trafficker from Russia who sold stolen credit card data has been arrested in France, and the United States will seek his extradition to face charges in this country.

They identified the defendant as Vladislav Anatolieviech Horohorin, 27, of Moscow, an alleged co-founder of the first and only fully automated credit card information online vending site that sold stolen data.

Horohorin, whose online name is “BadB,” was arrested by French authorities on Aug. 7, in Nice as he attempted to board a flight to return to Moscow. He is being detained in France pending extradition to the United States…

According to court documents, Horohorin allegedly used online criminal forums to sell stolen credit card information to online purchasers worldwide. He had been the subject of an undercover investigation by U.S. Secret Service agents.

“The network created by the founders of CarderPlanet, including Vladislav Horohorin, remains one of the most sophisticated organizations of online financial criminals in the world,” said Michael Merritt…

“This network has been repeatedly linked to nearly every major intrusion of financial information reported to the international law enforcement community,” he said in a statement.

Reuters says he’s Russian. Israeli press variously says he’s Israeli – or Ukrainian.

Whatever the flavor – throw away the key!

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