COURT DOC: Romanian Extradited to the United States, Charged With Selling Stolen Credit Card Information Obtained via Malware

March 4, 2022

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, “A Romanian hacker has been charged with selling millions of stolen credit card numbers obtained through the use of malware…”

“Sorin Becheru, a 34-year-old Romanian citizen living in Bucharest, was charged in March 2021 with conspiracy to commit fraud in connection with access devices.”

“According to the indictment, Mr. Becheru and his coconspirators allegedly used point-of-sale memory scraping malware to obtain consumers’ credit card information from victim servers located in the U.S. They then allegedly sold the numbers on darkweb carding forums, including “Vendetta” and “Tony Montana.” Buyers used the stolen credit card numbers to purchase goods and services.” 

“Mr. Becheru – who used various online identities, including ‘,’, and – allegedly possessed and sold credit card information for millions of cards. At one point, he was in possession of information for more than 240,000 credit cards belonging to victims located in the Northern District of Texas and elsewhere.” (Source: U.S. Department of Justice)

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