Daniel Placek to plead guilty for role in creating Darkode

Cary Spivak and Lucas Daprile report:

A computer owned by Daniel Placek — a suburban Milwaukee man who helped create an international malware marketplace — contained 74,190 credit card numbers and 297 bank account numbers when it was seized during an FBI raid in 2010, documents filed in federal court Friday state.

The information is contained in a plea agreement in which Placek, 27, admits to his key role in creating Darkode, an international marketplace where hackers and cybercriminals could sell malware, spam tools and other devices to sweep up personal information.

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