A 32-year-old Russian hacker was sentenced to 27 years in prison in the U.S. for stealing millions of payment card details from businesses by infecting their point-of-sale systems with malware.The sentence is the longest ever handed out in the U.S. for computer crimes, surpassing the 20-year jail term imposed on American hacker and former U.S.
Secret Service informant Albert Gonzalez in 2010 for similar credit card theft activities.[ An InfoWorld exclusive: Go inside a security operations center. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld’s Security Report newsletter. ]
Roman Valeryevich Seleznev, a Russian citizen from Vladivostok, was sentenced Friday in the Western District of Washington after he was found guilty in August of 10 counts of wire fraud, eight counts of intentional damage to a protected computer, nine counts of obtaining information from a protected computer, nine counts of possession of 15 or more unauthorized access devices and two counts of aggravated identity theft.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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