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Estonian Hacker Gets Seven Years Behind Bars

PRIVACY LAW

July 20, 2012

An Estonian man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for his involvement in a global hacking operation that saw the theft of tens of millions of payment cards, SC Magazine reports. A Long Island federal court sentenced Aleksandr Suvorov, who had pleaded guilty to wire fraud conspiracy and admitted to selling 160,000 payment card numbers stolen from the Dave & Buster’s restaurant group to an undercover officer, according to the report. The ringleader of the operation, which resulted in breaches at large retailers including Hannaford Bros., TJX, BJ’s Wholesale Club and Heartland Payment Systems, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2010.
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