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8 Notorious Russian Hackers Arrested in the Past 8 Years

Lesson learned by Russian cybercriminals: Don't go on vacation, it's bad for your freedom to scam.
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Vladimir Drinkman
Indicted: January 2009
Arrested: June 2012 (Netherlands)
Extradited: February 2015
The Crime: Hacker responsible for some of the biggest data breaches in history, namely those of Heartland Payment Systems and Hannaford Bros. Co. grocery chain.
Indicted way back in 2009, it took over three years for Drinkman to be apprehended. He was picked up by the Dutch police while on vacation and it took another three years before he was extradited and put in front of U.S. judges. In 2015 he pled guilty for his role in stealing 160 million credit card numbers from 2005 to 2012. 

Image Source: Mugshots.com

Vladimir Drinkman

Indicted: January 2009

Arrested: June 2012 (Netherlands)

Extradited: February 2015

The Crime: Hacker responsible for some of the biggest data breaches in history, namely those of Heartland Payment Systems and Hannaford Bros. Co. grocery chain.

Indicted way back in 2009, it took over three years for Drinkman to be apprehended. He was picked up by the Dutch police while on vacation and it took another three years before he was extradited and put in front of U.S. judges. In 2015 he pled guilty for his role in stealing 160 million credit card numbers from 2005 to 2012.

Image Source: Mugshots.com

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