The U.S. Supreme court has brought new charges against Russian hacker Seleznev

The U.S. Supreme court has brought new charges against Russian hacker Seleznev

Moscow. May 19. INTERFAX.RU — a Federal court in the U.S. state of Georgia brought new charges of fraud by Russian hacker Roman Seleznev, said in a report released on Friday by the U.S. Department of justice.

“The inhabitant of Vladivostok Roman Seleznev is charged with fraud associated with hacking and theft of banking data RBS Worldplay, the company’s payment processing, located in Atlanta (Georgia)”, — stated in the report of the Ministry of justice. In addition, the report says 13 alleged accomplices Selezneva, among them two citizens of the Russian Federation — Viktor Pleschuk and Yevgeny Anikin, as well as citizens of Estonia, Moldova, Ukraine, Nigeria and the United States.

Earlier it was reported that the U.S. Supreme court Selezneva was sentenced to 27 years in prison. According to the prosecution, he “earned at least $170 million. stealing more than two million credit card numbers and selling them on the black market.” A jury in the United States recognized hacker guilty on 38 of the 40 counts against him. He faces more than 30 years of imprisonment.

Sam Seleznev admitted his guilt. Previously, he wrote a 11-page letter in which he expressed remorse and willingness in the future to use their knowledge and experience to prevent cyber attacks and to combat cybercrime.

Russian citizen arrested on Maldives in 2014, with the participation of U.S. law enforcement agencies. During his detention the police found the stolen numbers 1.7 million Bank cards, he caused damage of about 37 thousand financial institutions totaling $170 million. Later Seleznev was taken on a private plane to GUAM where a US military base, and then to Seattle.