A Russian hacker received a five-year suspended sentence on Tuesday after pleading guilty to playing a key part in the robbery of $10m from RBS WorldPay in November 2008. Yevgeny Anikin, 27, served as the "software specialist" in a cybercrime ring that hacked into WorldPay's systems and created counterfeit payroll debit cards …
"Viktor Pleshchuk, 29, of St Petersburg, Russia, escaped a more severe punishment after agreeing to ... inform on his erstwhile partners in crime".
So he'll be free for the rest of his life...?
If his partners-in-crime are typical of Russki bad-guys, then I suspect Viktor's estimated longevity needs revising downwards.
Russian gets off with slap on Hand
Sounds to me like the guy was tried in the US. Judges are infamous (in the US) for giving out verdicts without no punishment for computer crimes. It was explained to me this way : "Judges in the US are for the most part technological idots and do not have the faintest idea what a computer can do. Even if you find one they are still back in the early OPC era".
And for this very reason ludicrous and far too severe punishments are handed down to hackers all the time, a man murdered my aunt 3 years ago and hes getting 1 year and a 5 year suspended sentence, hes allready free. My friend ghostexodus botted some hospital machines and hell probably be locked up for a decade.
The frauds is strong with this one......
Crime does pay
Apparently crime does pay well.
makes you wonder...
how much they had to pay the judge?
Mines the one with the giant wads of bills in the pockets
Re: makes you wonder...
Hold that thought...
"In a bid for leniency, the miscreant, who has been held on remand for a year since, told judge Lyubov Nazarov that he has begun paying back his ill-gotten gains."
Makes you wonder... where in line the judge is in this "payment schedule".
I find the fact the this idiot who wrote this article sees fit to insult people with childish slurs such as "miscreant" instead of being a professional, objective journalist.
The register nothing more than a bunch of self righteous, chicken-headed, pompous ass British buffoons.
@thefix0r - from a Dictionary
Noun: A person who behaves badly or in a way that breaks the law.
Adjective: (of a person) Behaving badly or breaking a law.
Russia doesn't jail young Darth Vader
Luke, I'm your father. http://www.themorgandoctrine.com/2011/02/russia-doesnt-jail-young-darth-vader.html