On Tuesday, February 7th, 2023, Erez Liebermann hosted Vladimir Drinkman for a conversation about the hacks, the prosecution and Drinkman’s role now as he looks to help companies facing today’s cyber threats. 

Vladimir Drinkman participated in the largest credit and debit card hacking to date. He was arrested in Amsterdam and served time after receiving a 12 year sentence. Drinkman was a mastermind hacker, identifying methods to infiltrate companies and then move laterally within the organization. Debevoise partner Erez Liebermann was working at the U.S. Attorney’s office at the time and, together with the U.S. Secret Service, spent his days tracking Drinkman and looking to bring him to justice. Drinkman and his team hacked into NASDAQ, Heartland Payment Systems, JCPenney, Visa and other companies.

If you missed the discussion, please click HERE to listen to the recorded program.


Erez is a litigation partner and a member of the Debevoise Data Strategy & Security Group. His practice focuses on advising major businesses on a wide range of complex, high-impact cyber-incident response matters and on data-related regulatory requirements. Erez can be reached at eliebermann@debevoise.com