The task force of the St. Petersburg bureau of Interpol detained in St. Petersburg 38-year-old Belarusian hacker Sergei Pavlovich, convicted of fraud with bank cards.
He was detained at the Emerald Hotel on Suvorovsky Prospekt, writes Fontanka. The hacker is on the international wanted list, the US authorities are seeking his extradition. There, Pavlovich could face life imprisonment in the case of the largest personal data theft in US history, according to which the founder of the international “carders exchange” ShadowCrew, Albert Gonzalez, was jailed for 20 years in 2016. Damage from theft amounted to more than $ 1 billion.
Pavlovich in the United States is accused of organizing the transmission and distribution of unauthorized access devices.
In 2009, in Belarus, Pavlovich was sentenced to 10 years for caring. In conclusion, he wrote the book “How I Stole a Million. Confessions of a repentant carder. ” In 2015, Pavlovich was released. Recently, he hosted the People PRO YouTube channel, to which more than 500 thousand people have subscribed.
Fontanka assumes that the hacker will most likely be released, since Russia does not have an extradition treaty with the United States.