A great article on how two young Russians ended up masterminding a conspiracy that pillaged 160 million credit card numbers, targeting Heartland Payment Systems Inc., 7-Eleven Inc., and at least 14 other companies from 2005 to 2012.
On the fourth morning, Irina’s mobile phone rang. It was Smilianets’ driver, calling from Moscow, she says, with distressing news: Dmitriy had been arrested in Amsterdam. Stunned, the Drinkmans called for a cab and took off. They sped through the streets in a kind of shock. Suddenly, as if in an action film, another car barricaded the road in front of them. A man in civilian clothes walked over and spoke in English. Irina understood only that they were taking Vladimir away in handcuffs, she says.