IRL Name: 
Maksym Yastrzemski

Maksik, aka Maksym Yastrzemski is a Ukrainian hacker linked to nearly every major breach of U.S. retail networks in the past four years. He is well-known in the underground as a top seller of stolen credit and debit card information, and for hacking into at least 12 Turkish banking systems. It has been reported that he earned more than $11 million selling stolen credit and debit card numbers and magstripe swipes from 2004 to 2006 alone. Yastrzemski reportedly held stolen card information from 37 coutries, including Turkey, the United States, Russia, the Netherlands, France, Argentina, Italy, Sweden, China, the Ukraine and Japan.

He was arrested and charged with infiltrating 12 Turkish banking systems, and was sentenced to 30 years.


He was a major buyer of stolen credit card numbers from Albert "Segvec" Gonzalez


Turkish authorities may have committed acts that "shocked the conscience" to force Yastremskiy to divulge the password to his laptop, which was used to indict him and is now being used in the case against Gonzales in the US