Establishing Digital Trust: Don't Sacrifice Security for Convenience
Vladislav Anatolievich Horohorin, 30, a.k.a. "BadB," a citizen of Russia, Israel and Ukraine, was recently sentenced to 88 months in prison and ordered to pay $125,739 in restitution for his involvement in the theft of more than $9 million from RBS WorldPay.
Horohorin was arrested in August 2010 in Nice, France, as he was attempting to board a flight to Moscow. He was extradited to the U.S. on June 6, 2012, and pleaded guilty on October 25, 2012 to two counts of access device fraud as well as conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
Horohorin acknowledged in a plea agreement that he marketed stolen credit and debit card information on online criminal forums, directing purchasers to create accounts at his Web site dumps.name. At the time of his arrest, he was found in possession of more than 2.5 million stolen credit and debit car numbers.
In his plea agreement, Horohorin also admitted that he was part of a scheme in which hackers breached the computer systems of RBS WorldPay, stole account numbers, raised balances and withdrawal limits, then distributed the account numbers to "cashers." Horohorin, as one of those cashers, used stolen account numbers to withdraw more than $125,000 from ATMs in and around Moscow.