The son of a high-ranking Russian official made an appearance in federal court in Atlanta to answer dozens of charges that he hacked into a credit card processing company with the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Roman Seleznev, whose father is a member of parliament in Russia is accused to being a key member of a team of mostly eastern Europeans who stole $9 million in just 12 hours, using “casher” to make withdrawals from 2,100 ATMs in 280 cities worldwide.
So far, 14 have been charged in Atlanta. Seleznev, 32, is already serving 27 years in prison for hacking into the systems of pizza restaurants and other small businesses in Washington State.
He has a reputation as a master hacker. Seleznev’s sentence handed down by a federal judge in Seattle is considered to be the longest given for a cyber crime conviction.
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