NEWS FROM THE LAB - Friday, March 14, 2008

Digging the Archives for Case Carderplanet Posted by Mikko @ 10:21 GMT

Once again, SecurityFix has a great scoop.

script / carderplanetThursday's post from Brian Krebs is about Dmitri Golubov. Golubov was convicted in 2005 for selling credit card details ("dumps") stolen via trojans. He was accused of causing multi-million dollar damages.

Turns out Mr. Golubov is now out of jail — and is running a political party in Ukraine, possibly seeking a position the Ukrainian government (which would grant him automatic immunity from prosecution for criminal activities). His party IPU has — wait for it — promised to fight against public corruption.

While Mr. Golubov was active in the computer crime underground and part of the "Carderplanet" gang, he went by the handle "Script".

That handle brought back memories, and we went digging through our archives. We found several interesting snippets saved during our research in 2003 and 2004. These include quite impressive flash animations the Carderplanet gang was using to promote their criminal services, as well as screenshots from forums showing "Script" selling stolen credit cards.

We've made these available on a separate page over here.