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Head of ChronoPay Arrested In Moscow

timothy posted more than 3 years ago | from the thought-this-was-a-free-country dept.

Crime 28

Trailrunner7 writes "Pavel Vrublevsky, the head of a prominent Russian payment-processing company, ChronoPay, was arrested in Russia on suspicion of hiring someone to launch a denial-of-service attack against one of his company's main competitors. The arrest is the latest in a series of high-profile actions against people and groups around the world suspected of being involved in the global cybercrime ecosystem."

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GNAA FIRST POST (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36573518)

LOL

What about the rest of him? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36573538)

Man, I don't want to mess with the Russians. They'll arrest the head and leave the body to rot on the street.

In soviet russia... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36573566)

In soviet Russia, the police DOS you!

Re:In soviet russia... (1)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 3 years ago | (#36574070)

...service denies you.

This is an internal affair (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36573576)

This is an entirely internal Russian affair. If you think that pressure outside of Russia had any effect on this arrest, you have never been to Russia, and you don't understand how things work there. Pavel Vrublevsky's competitors were better connected in the Russian government, and they were able to pay more than Pavel Vrublevsky was able to pay.

If you think that arrests and such things that occur within Russia equate to arrests for similar reasons in the west, you are uninformed.

Re:This is an internal affair (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36574138)

There has been an incident on Praxis. However, everything is under control. We have no need for assistance. Obey treaty stipulations and remain outside the Neutral Zone. This transmission ends... now.-----NO CARRIER

Re:This is an internal affair (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36574158)

Also so what... Some criminal was arrested. Just because it was done with computers makes it slashdot worthy?

Their gov seems rather disinterested in actually busting him for what his business is. But will pop him on a DoS. Sounds like they dont care and just found the first thing that popped up and got him. Like you pointed out it looks like his connections were not as good.

Think I shall go look at hack-a-day for something more interesting.

Re:This is an internal affair (2)

Wyatt Earp (1029) | more than 3 years ago | (#36574170)

Exactly, Russia, China, and the United States really are the only nations left that can have completely "internal affairs".

I think Russia internalizes a bit more.

So ... (4, Insightful)

WrongSizeGlass (838941) | more than 3 years ago | (#36573578)

The Russian authorities don't do anything about ChronoPay's Scareware operations [slashdot.org] but they come after them for disrupting another Russian company with a DDoS attack? I guess that's what you'd call a home field advantage.

Re:So ... (4, Informative)

utkonos (2104836) | more than 3 years ago | (#36573618)

When you say Russian authorities, you seem to mean that there is one organization. There are many factions of siloviki in Russia. Putin is currently the top dog, but there are others. It is most likely that the ChronoPay disrupted the wrong company. That company complained to its protectors, and ChronoPay was stopped. ChronoPay's scareware operations do not step on the toes of any siloviki, so they are not a problem.

Re:So ... (1)

CarsonChittom (2025388) | more than 3 years ago | (#36577884)

It is most likely that the ChronoPay disrupted the wrong company. That company complained to its protectors, and ChronoPay was stopped.

You're right, but it's equally likely that Vrublevsky did exactly what he's accused of, Russian business tactics being what they are.

Re:So ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36574114)

The competitor escalated, and paid for its own Bigger Denial of Liberty attack.

Wow. (2, Funny)

Compaqt (1758360) | more than 3 years ago | (#36573852)

That was an expensive way to get a slashvertisement on the front page.

Really? (1)

Frosty Piss (770223) | more than 3 years ago | (#36574188)

That was an expensive way to get a slashvertisement on the front page.

Slashvert for a corrupt Russian CC processor / spammer? Really? I'm not sure this is their audience.

Re:Really? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36575036)

this was their recruitment ad.

Translation (1)

girlintraining (1395911) | more than 3 years ago | (#36573894)

"The arrest is the latest in a series of high-profile actions against people and groups around the world suspected of being involved in the global cybercrime ecosystem."

"There's too many of them, and not enough of us. So what we'll do is make a lot of busts in a short amount of time and publicize the hell out of it to scare them and make the public think it's all under control."

obligatory... (-1, Offtopic)

minderaser (28934) | more than 3 years ago | (#36574228)

In Soviet Russia Chronopay jails you ... or something.

Re:obligatory... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36574262)

That isn't funny, and doesn't make any sense either. I hope you step on a lego brick.

Re:obligatory... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36574664)

How about a d3?

BAD article (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36574242)

im still here

Why you should care (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36574316)

Why you should care [krebsonsecurity.com] about Chronopay.

Basically, if you've ever had to remove fake anti-virus software from a PC or a Mac, there's a good chance that Chronopay were involved somewhere.

Re:Why you should care (1)

ub3r n3u7r4l1st (1388939) | more than 3 years ago | (#36574628)

That is why I don't remove those. I backup all the docs and anything important and restore the damn thing from a disk image.

Re:Why you should care (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36574790)

Ah, I love malware stories for this. You can just point at the Windows users and laugh, and laugh, and laugh. Then become depressed that Windows is the #1 operating system and get drunk. This is why I hate malware stories.

Also, Macs ARE PCs, you dumb fuck. No, I don't give a fuck Apple's marketing team says otherwise, they don't get to define reality (although I'm sure Mac users will disagree with me on this).

Deputy Prime Minister Sergey Ivanov (left) with Pa (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36574650)

http://f8.ifotki.info/org/56e50da471e51571d910b656c1f88b70c7309391348273.jpg
Deputy Prime Minister Sergey Ivanov (left) with Pavel Vrublevsky (middle)

Suspected that Pavel hired somebody to ddos another russian processing company Assist, in a quarrel over who will process electronic payments for Aeroflot (national carrier). So this all have nothing to do with malware.

So...? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36575152)

So...? It has probably happened 1000000 times before, but this time the guy did not want to "grease whoever's wheels". It is Russia, that is how things work

Slashdotting (1)

dimethylxanthine (946092) | more than 3 years ago | (#36575500)

I wonder how CmdrTaco hasn't been pulled in with all the Slashdotting that happens to dozens of websites around the world every day... !

Wait a second, 27 comments... (1)

cyberfin (1454265) | more than 3 years ago | (#36581860)

... and no "In soviet russia" jokes? Oh wait, this is /. not youtube. Sorrymybad.
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