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The founder of a notorious underground carding forum was jailed for four years and eight months on Friday. Renukanth Subramaniam, 33, set up DarkMarket, an eBay for cybercrooks where fraudsters and crackers could buy and sell stolen bank log-ins, credit card details and skimmers. The scheme became unstuck in 2008 after the …


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  1. Anonymous Coward


    It will take him 4 and a half years just to stop laughing at how incredibly rich he'll be when he gets out (in about 2 and a half years most likely).

    Yes they'll go after assets. But most assets will be way too removed for recovery.

    Crime doesn't^H^H^H pay.

  2. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    A former pizza man ?

    I find it harder and harder to believe in the "safety" and "security" of the whole credit card scheme if a mere pizza delivery boy, heck, even a pizzaiolo, can set up a scheme like this and pull it off for so long.

    1. Phil 54

      Yeah but....

      The fact that he was a pizza boy is pretty much irrelevant. He probably just took the first legit job that came along.

      Pint because he could have found a job in a pub.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    RE: Pizza man

    The question is which turtle was he? It took the skills of Master Splinter to finally catch him, but then he did teach the turtles everything they knew, and he was aware of their fondness for pizza.

  4. Anonymous Coward

    He made money, did he?

    I'm sure the revenooers are delighted. Something juicy for their afternoon tea. Gotta love the Al Capone Strategy. :-)

  5. Stevie Silver badge


    Four and a half years?

    Send him to the organ banks!

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