Enlarge / KrebsOnSecurity published this photo in July 2013 after foiling a plot to frame him for purchasing heroin. (credit: KrebsOnSecurity)
A Ukrainian hacker accused of trying to frame security reporter Brian Krebs for heroin possession has pleaded guilty to credit card fraud and illegally accessing more than 13,000 computers.
Sergey Vovnenko, 29, entered guilty pleas earlier this week to charges of aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. He was accused of operating a botnet of more than 13,000 computers, which he used to harvest users’ credit card data and other sensitive information. He used aliases including “Flycracker,” “Centurion,” and “Darklife.”
In a blog post, KrebsOnSecurity’s namesake wrote:
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