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Security: Russia busts card fraud ring that included an infamous hacker

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Russia tends to turn a blind eye to some fraudsters and hackers, but it just clamped down on a particularly large group. Investigators have charged at least 25 people involved in a credit card fraud ring that included a notorious hacker. While Russian authorities didn’t provide a formal list of those caught in the bust, records and security blogger Andrey Sporov have revealed that one of those arrsted was Alexey Stroganov, also known as “Flint.” As a Krebs on Security source said, Stroganov apparently had a stake in “almost every major [card] hack” from the past 10 years, and sent “hundreds of millions of dollars” through the seized cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e.

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