POS Hacker Seleznev Gets 27 Years

Notorious Russian cyber-criminal Roman Seleznev has been sent down for 27 years for stealing and selling on the darknet the credit card details of millions of mainly American consumers.

The 32-year-old from Vladivostok is said to have caused over $169m in damages to credit card companies and small businesses after targeting the latter with POS malware between October 2009 and October 2013.

He stole millions of card numbers remotely in this manner, from more than 500 US businesses, earning tens of millions in the process, according to the Department of Justice.

One targeted business, Broadway Grill in Seattle, is said to have filed for bankruptcy as a result of the attack.

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