May 23, 2015

Now Russians Are Out Of Season?

Free range Russian criminals are apparently now an endangered species.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry has warned its citizens traveling abroad of the risks posed by U.S. law enforcement bodies and special services, which it said were hunting for Russians around the world.

In a statement on Friday it also accused Washington of kidnapping Russians, citing cases such as that of Vladimir Drinkman, who was extradited to the United States from the Netherlands earlier this year.
Drinkman is accused of hacking into various American computer systems in possibly the world's largest identity theft crime. A court in the Netherlands approved his extradition to the US to face charges.
A Russian national appeared in federal court in Newark today after being extradited from the Netherlands to face charges that he conspired in the largest international hacking and data breach scheme ever prosecuted in the United States, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Secretary Jeh Johnson of the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman of the District of New Jersey and Acting Director Joseph P. Clancy of the U.S. Secret Service.

Pretty Federal  Game Warden Checks The Tags On A Russian Buck.
No Doe Permit Was Required.

Vladimir Drinkman, 34, of Syktyykar and Moscow, Russia, was charged for his alleged role in a data theft conspiracy that targeted major corporate networks, stole more than 160 million credit card numbers, and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in losses. Prior to his extradition, he had been detained by the Dutch authorities since his arrest in the Netherlands on June 28, 2012.
In related news, radical Muslims are still in season and there is no bag limit.

I'm wondering of this was the guy that hit my credit card last year. Over $5,000 in fraudulent charges were lodged against my account. Luckily I was covered.


LL said...

No that was me, but I had a great time in Vegas with your CC company's money... ;^)

sig94 said...

LL - did we win?