Remittances And Crypto Used In Stolen Card Scheme, U.S. Government Claims

U.S. officials have extradited a Russian national accused of selling stolen credit card data, with authorities alleging that he exploited virtual currencies and money transfer services to accept payment for the purloined information.

The man, Aleksei Burkov, allegedly ran a website dubbed Cardplanet, which sold debit and credit card numbers that had been stolen by hacking into computer systems.

Cardplanet sold data on more than 150,000 cards, many of which were held by U.S. citizens, resulting in more than $20m in fraudulent purchases, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

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