Back in 2005, someone here posted the story of Roman Vega, aka Romeo Stephanenko, going to trial in the US for credit card fraud.
I just ran into a presentation from the Blackhat 2009 conference, which mentioned him, with details I hadn’t read before.
He’s in jail now, convicted. But surprisingly, he was not quite the leader/innovator/technology leader in the emerging online credit card fraud industry.
The initial news release didn’t include all this detail.
He might be able to receive QSL cards as inmate #59198-004 at the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center.
I looked around, and I didn’t notice any hams posting post-2005 about what happened, or detail beyond the press release, so here’s some detail.