An international credit card trafficker thought to be one of the most prolific sellers of stolen data was arrested in Nice, France.
Vladislav Anatolievich Horohorin, 27, aka “BadB” of Moscow, Russia, was indicted by a federal grand jury in November 2009 on charges of access device fraud and aggravated identity theft. The indictment was unsealed , following Horohorin’s arrest by French authorities during the weekend.
Authorities said 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. Horohorin, who is a citizen of Israel and the Ukraine, was the subject of an undercover investigation for negotiating the online sale of numerous stolen credit card information.
Horohorin was arrested by French authorities in Nice, France, as he was attempting to board a flight to return to Moscowon on a provisional arrest warrant based upon the U.S. charges. He is currently being detained in France pending extradition to the United States.
Horohorin faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the count of access device fraud. Horohorin is also charged with one count of aggravated identify theft, which carries a statutory consecutive penalty of two years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.