I think the lesson we can all draw from this is that if you're a Russian cyber criminal, never target Russians and never leave the country.
The Russian ringleader of a carding group has pled guilty to selling US$1.6 million (£1.1 million, A$2.1 million) worth of tickets to major events, bought using credit cards stolen from StubHub accounts. Vadim Polyakov, 32, led a group that broke into StubHub accounts using the access to buy tickets to premiere music, sports, …
Tuesday 21st June 2016 12:49 GMT SoloSK71
But ... but ... but ...
We keep getting told by the nanny state that there is no problem with people buying a thousand tickets to a single event and reselling them!
And yes, I get it that this was illegally buying them, but unless they had some kind of distributed network, most or all of the purchases would be coming from the same IP or range of IP addresses. Which also should have kicked off some kind of alarm by the credit card companies and/or PayPal.
Tuesday 21st June 2016 20:13 GMT Aodhhan
Re: But ... but ... but ...
Genius at work.
The law doesn't provide a favor to criminals because protections weren't in place. In most countries this applies to anything, left anywhere at anytime; and no matter how you came to possess it.
Even if a 3rd party is negligent in handling any property which is stolen.
Besides, there are likely thousands of transactions handled a second. Many times... a web service handles different transactions to the same IP address... especially when most companies use one or two IPs and have thousands of employees. You get the picture now. Especially if they don't do it all at one time, which was the case here.
Tuesday 21st June 2016 20:02 GMT Mark 85