Russian gets twelve years in US prison for role in hacking scheme

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By: Reuters | New York |
Updated: February 15, 2018 6:24 pm


Drinkman was arrested in the Netherlands in June 2012 and extradited to the United States in February 2015. (Representational Image)

A Russian citizen was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Wednesday for his role in a computer hacking scheme that compromised more than 160 million credit card numbers and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. Vladimir Drinkman, 37, was sentenced by before US District Judge Jerome Simandle in Camden, New Jersey federal court, according to US prosecutors.

Drinkman was arrested in the Netherlands in June 2012 and extradited to the United States in February 2015. He pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to illegally access computers and conspiring to commit wire fraud in September 2015, a Reuters reports said. Another Russian…

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