back to article Russian bloke charged in US with running $20 million stolen card-as-a-service online souk

A Russian man was detained at Dulles airport in Washington DC on Monday and charged with running a stolen card trading ring that was responsible for $20m worth of fraud. Aleksei Burkov appeared in the Eastern Virginia US District Court on Tuesday to face charges (PDF) of access device fraud, conspiracy to commit access device …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    excellent support ri his customers

    this was like, 10 years ago, these days the crims are like banks, shit support and all that!

  2. phuzz Silver badge

    If he'd paid off a politician he'd be 'a pillar of the community' by now.

    1. WolfFan Silver badge

      Wrong way around. He got prosecuted because he didn’t pay off the right politician. Quid pro quo, laddie, quid pro quo.

      Exits, not, repeat, NOT, riding a pony while shirtless.

  3. MachDiamond Silver badge


    Buying and selling PII is otherwise known as Big Data. If it's a crime, Facebook, Google and a load of other Fortune 500 companies should all be in prison (ok, even more so than for the obvious reasons).

  4. Arthur King

    Burkov has some exceedingly interesting friends in Russia. The guy knows a lot about a lot of things which is probably why the Russian government were basically trying to blackmail the Israelies by arresting one of their own and offering them in a prisoner exchange. It'll be exceedingly interesting to see exactly what the yanks get out of him in the coming months. Unless of course he succumbs a random dose of some eastern bloc toxin that didn't come from Russia....

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