MOSCOW, August 26 (RAPSI) – A jury trial in Seattle, Washington found Russian national Roman Seleznev guilty of committing cybercrimes which allegedly caused $170 million damage around the world, numerous media outlets report on Friday.
Jurors convicted Seleznev of 38 of 40 charge counts brought against him including 9 counts of hacking and 10 counts of wire fraud.
The 40-count indictment alleged that Seleznev, aka “Track2,” was involved in the theft and sale of more than 2 million credit card numbers.
The indictment charged Seleznev with 11 counts of wire fraud, nine counts of intentional damage to a protected computer, nine counts of obtaining information from a protected computer, nine counts of possession of 15 or more unauthorized access devices and two counts of aggravated identity theft.
According to court documents, between October 2009 and October 2013, Seleznev allegedly hacked into retail point of sale systems and installed malicious software to steal credit card numbers from various businesses. He allegedly created and operated the infrastructure to facilitate the theft and sale of credit card data, used servers located all over the world to facilitate his operation, and sold stolen credit card data on the internet.
Seleznev was arrested in the Maldive Islands in 2014 and taken to Guam, an unincorporated US territory in the western Pacific. Later he was transferred to Seattle and put in jail. Russia’s Foreign Ministry described the arrest as kidnapping.
Sentence to Seleznev will be delivered on December 2. He could face up to 40 years in prison.