Ukrainian Carding King ‘Maksik’ Was Lured to Arrest

Kim Zetter dips into Verizon’s new report and relays details of how Yastermskiy was eventually captured and arrested:

A Ukrainian carder who earned more than $11 million selling credit and debit card data stolen from top U.S. retailers was lured to a meeting in Turkey in 2007 where he was arrested by local authorities, according to a new report released Wednesday.

Maksym Yastremskiy, alleged to be the underground carding kingpin known as “Maksik,” was sentenced to 30 years in a Turkish prison. He was a key player in the criminal ring of TJX hacker Albert Gonzalez.

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