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8 Notorious Russian Hackers Arrested in the Past 8 Years

Lesson learned by Russian cybercriminals: Don't go on vacation, it's bad for your freedom to scam.
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Roman Valerivich Seleznev
Indicted: March 2011
Arrested: July 2014 (Maldives)
Extradited: 2014
The Crime: Guilty of 38 charges, including nine counts of hacking and 10 counts of wire fraud for perpetration of years-long targeting of restaurant point-of-sale systems.
Seleznev was another Russian national caught up in a sting by foreign authorities who nabbed him while he vacationed - for him it was in Maldives. His family claims he was 'kidnapped' by the US, but the feds say his arrest was justified. After all, at the time of his arrest he had 2.9 million unique credit card numbers in his possession. And he's known in the criminal underground as 'Track2.' Seleznev's hearing and sentencing were high profile due to his political connections; his father, Valery Seleznev, is a member of the Russian Parliament. Though he admitted his crime in court and initially expressed remorse before sentencing, the younger Seleznev later read a statement that said his 27-year sentence was an injustice based on political motivations.
Image Source: US Justice Dept

Roman Valerivich Seleznev

Indicted: March 2011

Arrested: July 2014 (Maldives)

Extradited: 2014

The Crime: Guilty of 38 charges, including nine counts of hacking and 10 counts of wire fraud for perpetration of years-long targeting of restaurant point-of-sale systems.

Seleznev was another Russian national caught up in a sting by foreign authorities who nabbed him while he vacationed - for him it was in Maldives. His family claims he was 'kidnapped' by the US, but the feds say his arrest was justified. After all, at the time of his arrest he had 2.9 million unique credit card numbers in his possession. And he's known in the criminal underground as "Track2." Seleznev's hearing and sentencing were high profile due to his political connections; his father, Valery Seleznev, is a member of the Russian Parliament. Though he admitted his crime in court and initially expressed remorse before sentencing, the younger Seleznev later read a statement that said his 27-year sentence was an injustice based on political motivations.

Image Source: US Justice Dept

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