The US court sentenced Russian citizen Drinkman to 12 years in prison for hacking

The US court sentenced Russian citizen Drinkman to 12 years in prison for hacking

CAMDEN (new Jersey), 15 Feb — RIA Novosti, Alexei Bogdanovsky. A Federal court in new Jersey sentenced Russian citizen Vladimir Drinkman to 12 years for cyber crimes and theft of financial information, the correspondent of RIA Novosti news from the courtroom.

After serving his term Drinkman is expected to be deported to Russia, but his lawyer, Michael Riley stated that this will be negotiated with the judiciary.

Hearing on sentence took place behind closed doors. Judge Jerome Simandle assessed the damage from the activities of Drinkman almost 312 million dollars.

Drinkman was extradited to the United States from the Netherlands, where the court ignored arguments of protection and has agreed to meet the US request for extradition.

As expected, the passing sentence in the same case citizen of the Russian Federation Dmitry Silence will be sentenced Wednesday in the same court.

Drinkman pleaded guilty of involvement in computer fraud scheme, which, according to U.S. authorities, were stolen 160 million credit and debit cards. Russian hacker admitted that he was a member of the criminal community from 2005 to 2012.

According to the American authorities, the Russians Vladimir drinkman, Alexander Kalinin, Roman Kotov, Dmitry Smilyanets, and Ukrainian Mikhail Rytikov over seven years penetrated computer networks of major U.S. and international companies, of which downloaded data is more than 160 million credit and debit cards, which are then resold to third-party buyers.

Prosecutor calls hacker attack the largest in U.S. history.