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A credit card hacker speaks

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 05, 2009

Keith Mularski spent three years in the darkest corners of the internet and eventually worked his way up to the level of administrator on a online credit card fraud site.

Mularski wasn’t sure how things would play out, but in September 2006 he saw his chance. He started talking with Iceman about joining CardersMarket as a moderator, but soon realized that he the had a better shot with another administrator at DarkMarket, Renu Subramaniam, aka JiLsi. “I basically told him, ‘Hey, I can secure your servers for you,’” Mularski said. JiLsi made him a moderator, but held off granting him administrative access.

Then one Saturday night a month later, DarkMarket started getting hammered with another DDoS attack. “I was talking with JiLsi and I said, ‘Hey I can secure the site? The servers are all set.’”

JiLsi’s reply: “Let’s move it.”

Mularski was now a made man.

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