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Monday October 27, 2014

International Hacker Sentenced To 11 Years

Remember the hacker that stole over $9.4 million from a credit card processor back in 2008? Well, he was finally sentenced and he ended up getting 11 years in prison and ordered to pay $8.4 million restitution.

A leader of one of the most sophisticated cybercrime rings in the world has been brought to justice and sentenced," said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates. "In just one day in 2008, an American credit card processor was hacked in perhaps one of the most sophisticated and organized computer fraud attacks ever conducted. Almost exactly one year later, the leaders of this attack were charged. This prosecution was successful because of the efforts of the victim, and unprecedented cooperation from various law enforcement agencies worldwide.