Thursday, April 17, 2008

eBay Hacker and Folk Hero Vladuz Arrested!

eBay today publicly thanked the Romanian General Directorate for Combating Organized Crime (DGCCOA), in cooperation with the United States Secret Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for successfully arresting cyber-criminal Vladuz, who had attempted to defraud eBay users.

“We are delighted that Vladuz is in custody thanks to the hard work of Romanian law enforcement,” said eBay’s CISO Chief Information Security Officer, Dave Cullinane, “Their willingness to work closely with eBay and other global law enforcement agencies was instrumental in making this arrest. Having this alleged fraudster arrested demonstrates that eBay protects its community from criminals.”

Vladuz had become sort of an eBay Folk Hero, but in reality he is just another criminal and it is good news that he is behind bars.


Anonymous said...

Folk hero? I guess even the 9/11 terrorists were heros in certain parts of the world.

Randy Smythe said...

Yeah, its hard for me to understand that too.

Anonymous said...

There is a rumor spreading the bust was a hoax!

Anonymous said...

They arrested a youg online gamer also known as Vladuz. He was released from police custody after 20 days and earned a small fine.

The real Vladuz is yet to be caught.