June 27, 2020

Russian Cybercrime Boss Burkov Gets 9 Years

This post was originally published on this siteA well-connected Russian hacker once described as “an asset of supreme importance” to Moscow was sentenced on Friday to nine years in a U.S. prison after pleading guilty to running a site that sold stolen payment card data, and to administering a highly secretive crime forum that counted among its members some of the most elite Russian cybercrooks. Alexei Burkov, seated second from right, attends a hearing in Jerusalem in 2015. Photo: Andrei Shirokov / Tass via Getty Images. Alexsei Burkov of St. Petersburg, Russia admitted to running CardPlanet, a site that sold […]