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By Kim Zetter
August 11, 2010
An alleged old-timer in the international carding community and one of
the top sellers of stolen bank card data has been arrested in France,
and faces extradition to the United States on an indictment unsealed
Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
Vladislav Anatolievich Horohorin, 27, aka BadB, holds dual-citizenship
in Ukraine and Israel and was one of the earliest members of
CarderPlanet, a first of its kind Russian-language carding forum that
was launched around 2002 by a group of East Europeans. CarderPlanet was
shuttered in 2004, and BadB had more recently been selling his stolen
goods at carder.su and on his own websites, dumps.name and badb.biz,
where he promoted his product in lighthearted Flash cartoons like the
Authorities say the network created by Horohorin and other CarderPlanet
veterans is linked to =E2=80=9Cnearly every major intrusion of financial
information reported to the international law enforcement community.=E2=80=9D
According to the indictment, Horohorin bragged online that he was one of
the biggest sellers of =E2=80=9Cdumps=E2=80=9D (account and other data stored on a bank
card=E2=80=99s magnetic stripe) and had been a card seller for about eight
years. Undercover agents from the U.S. Secret Service negotiated
purchases of stolen data from him and worked with French authorities to
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