Russian police arrested six people involved in the theft and selling of stolen credit cards

Russian police arrested six people individuals, allegedly members of a crime ring involved in the theft and selling of stolen credit cards.

Another success of Russian police that arrested six people allegedly members of a crime gang involved in the theft and selling of stolen credit cards. The arrests were ordered by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation through the Tverskoy Court of Moscow.

“The Tverskoy Court of Moscow received petitions from the investigation to select a measure of restraint in the form of detention against six people suspected of committing a crime under Part 2 of Article 187 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Illegal circulation of means of payment”),” – said the press court clerk Ksenia Rozina. According to her, court hearings will begin in the near future.

“The Tverskoy Court of Moscow received petitions from the investigation to select a measure of restraint in the form of detention against six people suspected of committing a crime under part 2 of article 187 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Illegal circulation of means of payment”),” said press court clerk Ksenia Rozina in a statement to TASS Russian News Agency.

This is the third cybercriminal organization that was dismantled in Russia since the beginning of 2022 after the REvil ransomware gang and the Infraud Organization.

A TASS source revealed that the defendants have deep knowledge in the field of international payment systems and are suspected of committing crimes in the field of computer technology, technology and the Internet information and communication network.

The Russian authorities did not disclose the name of the cybercrime ring, however three popular carding forums appear to have been seized by the police and are now displaying seizure notices.

The security researcher Soufiane Tahiri discovered that authorities left an easter egg on the code source of the page of sized sites saying “WHICH ONE OF YOU IS NEXT?”(“КТО ИЗ ВАС СЛЕДУЮЩИЙ?”), a clear message to other cybercrime organizations.

[#Russia] SKY-FRAUD & FERUM, famous Russian #carding forums closed by Russian authorities.

Authorities left an easter egg on the code source saying “WHICH ONE OF YOU IS NEXT?”#cybercrime #takedown #infosec #banking pic.twitter.com/RbNTkWPHIc

— Soufiane Tahiri (@S0ufi4n3) February 7, 2022

According to BleepingComputer, the three carding/marketplaces seized by Russian law enforcement are SkyFraud, Ferum, and Trump’s Dumps.

“This resource is blocked

The SKYFRAUD resource was closed forever during a special law enforcement operation.
Management “K” of the BSTM of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia warns: theft of funds from bank cards is illegal!” reads the message displayed on the seized websites.
“Art. 187 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation: Production, acquisition, storage, transportation for the purpose of use or sale, as well as the sale of counterfeit payment cards, money transfer orders, documents or means of payment, as well as electronic means, electronic media, technical devices, computer programs, intended for illegal acceptance, issuance, transfer of funds.
Punishable by imprisonment for up to seven years.”

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Pierluigi Paganini

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