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Russian Hacker Gets 27-Year Prison Sentence

April 24, 2017

The Federal District Court in Seattle made an example of Russian hacker Roman Valerevich Seleznev, who sold millions of credit card numbers on the black market, sentencing him to 27 years in prison. That’s the longest sentence handed down for hacking-related charges in the U.S., and represents a major victory for Justice Department prosecutors. Seleznev, the son of a prominent Russian lawmaker, stole and sold more than two million credit card numbers from 3,700 financial institutions and 500 businesses around the world, resulting in at least $170 million in losses. But that number could grow to the billions of dollars, according to court documents. “Simply put,” federal prosecutors wrote, “Roman Seleznev has harmed more victims and caused more financial loss than perhaps any other defendant that has appeared before this court. This prosecution is unprecedented.”

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