Working on the request by the U.S Secret Service and Justice Department, the French police arrested the prime suspect who runs the one of the most technologically advanced website on the internet to unlawfully gain customer credit card information and misuse it.
The suspect aged 27 years, Vladislav Anatolievich Horohorin, was arrested on Saturday from Nice Airport when he was on his way to Monaco. Authorities who nabbed him said that from Monaco, he had planned to fly to Moscow which is where his residence is. Born in Ukraine, Vladislav is a resident of Ukraine and Israel. Last November, the federal grand jury indicted him on charges of identity theft and credit card frauds.
Also known as the "BadB" on the internet, Horohorin is among the most wanted list of cyber criminals the entire world is looking for. Michael Merritt, the assistant director for the investigation wing of Secret Service said that Horohorin has been linked to almost every major financial fraud in recent times that were brought to the notice of international authorities.
Criminal forums on the internet that comprises of websites like badb.biz, carder.su, CarderPlanet and many more were used by Horohorin constantly to sell the credit card information that he stole. As per the documents available with the court these websites, also referred to as "dumps", proved to be very helpful to Horohorin in creating a completely automated website for buyers, which is not only the first of its kind but also the only one in existence.
There is a cartoon depicting Vladimir Putin, the Prime Minister of Russia, rewarding cyber criminals with gold medals that one can see when they visit badb.biz. This website proudly announces to the world that they have successful in stealing credit card information from close to one million American citizens and have a request for interested people to join them.
Featuring the storm troopers from "Star Wars", rogues chomping on cigars and big breasted women, the Vladimir Putin cartoon clearly says "Carders needs you". It also goes on to say that they are waiting to battle United States` growing imperialism and want to use the money stolen from American credit cards to fund the Russian economy in order to improve it.
Currently awaiting extradition after being nabbed by the French police with the help of the United States, Horohorin openly advertised for the purchase of the information stolen from credit cards.