Target breach: Tech blogger outs guy allegedly selling stolen card info [PHOTOS]
|Photos via Krebs on Security|
|Internet sleuthing revealed that the alleged crook's life goals recently included "World Domination ($ will probably have to rob all banks in the world)" and "Moving to Helsinki."|
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Thanks to some impressive internet sleuthing, Krebs links Rescator.la, one of the main black market sites selling card information pilfered from Target customers for as much as $100 apiece, to a young man named Andrew Hodirevski who appears to live in Odessa, Ukraine.
From Krebs's post:
Rescator[dot]la is run by a miscreant who uses the nickname Rescator, and who is a top member of the Russian and English language crime forum Lampeduza[dot]la. He operates multiple online stores that sell stolen card data, including rescator[dot]la, kaddafi[dot]hk, octavian[dot]su and cheapdumps[dot]org. Rescator also maintains a presence on several other carding forums, most notably cpro[dot]su and vor[dot]cc...Here's another photo apparently of Hodirevski that Krebs found online:
I have no idea if Rescator/Helkern/Andrew was involved in hacking Target, but it's a good bet that he at least knows who was.
Krebs was even able to Gchat with an account connected with Hodirevski. But instead of getting a comment about the accusation, the person he chatted with offered him a $10,000 bribe not to run the story. For one reason or another, Krebs didn't take it.
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