MOSCOW, November 8 (RAPSI) - The Federal District Court in Seattle will deliver a sentence to Russian national Roman Seleznev, who has been found guilty of committing cybercrimes which allegedly caused $170 million damage around the world, in February 2017, RAPSI learnt in the court on Tuesday.
It was previously reported, that the sentence would be passed on Seleznev on December 2. The court has not clarified the reason for reschedule.
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.
He was found guilty of 38 cybercrime charge counts.
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.
Seleznev could face up to 40 years in prison.