Credit card trafficker Vladislav Anatolievich Horohorin, 27, was arrested Aug. 7 in Nice, France by French authorities and brought up on indictment charges unsealed. Horohorin, otherwise known by his online alias, “BadB” of Moscow, was indicated by a federal jury in back in November 2009 on charges of access device fraud and aggravated identity theft. Those charges are now unsealed today in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia.
Horohorin alleged activity included using online criminal forums such as “CarderPlanet” and “carder.su” to sell stolen credit card information, known as dumps, to online purchasers. He advertised stolen credit card information in these Web outlets and directed purchasers to create accounts at “dumps.name.”
This fully-automated dumps vending website was then operated by Horohorin outside the United States and designed to assist in the exchange of funds for the stolen credit card information. From there Horohorin directed purchasers to use sites like “Webmoney,” operated from Russia, to transfer funds into their “dumps.name” account. From their “dumps.name” website the user can select the stolen credit card data compiled by Horohorin.
Undercover U.S. Secret Service agents engaged in the sale of stolen credit card dumps using online identities to finally catch Horohorin. He was found and arrested with corporation from French authorities.
Horohorin faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the count of access device fraud.