Owner of Cardplanet credit card market gets 9 years in prison

added 28.06.2020 06:49

by Sergiu Gatlan from bleepingcomputer.com
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Burkov was also the owner and operator of the Direct Connection cybercrime forum, an invite-only club for elite cybercriminals who used it to advertise stolen goods, such as stolen personally identifiable information (PII) and malicious software, and criminal services, such as hacking services and money laundering.

Burkov also advertised his Cardplanet site on other underground carding forums as the only such service that would refund the money paid for invalid card data through Liberty Reserve, WebMoney, Western Union, or MoneyGram.

Burkov (also known as Aleksey Yurevich Burkov) pleaded guilty to identity theft, computer intrusions, wire fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy to commit access device fraud in January 2020, facing a maximum of 15 years of prison time.

A 30-year old Russian national named Aleksey Yurievich Burkov was sentenced today to nine years in prison for running Cardplanet and Direct Connection, two sites that facilitated payment card fraud, computer hacking, and other cybercrimes.

For instance, a New York City man is facing 25 years in prison after being charged last month with hacking, credit card trafficking, and money laundering for allegedly stealing payment card data using SQL injection attacks.