On July 18, 2012, Estonian national Aleksandr Suvorov, 27, was sentenced to 210 months in US Federal Prison for his part in stealing thousands of credit card records by hacking into the Islandia’s Dave & Buster’s computerized system. This alleged crime involved more than 240,000 stolen credit card numbers as well as trafficking in unauthorized access devices charge, which resulted in theft of $400 million USD. (1)
Suvorov was arrested in Germany on May 7, 2008, and was extradited to the United States to stand trial, where he was held without bail for 66 months.
Along with his co-defendants, Maksym Yastrzemski of Ukraine and Albert Gonzales of Florida, Suvorov was found guilty of the crime as well, with their sentences being 330 and 240 months respectively. It is charged that the hack was done using a piece of eavesdropping software, called a packet sniffer, to capture the information during the transfer between the restaurant and the Ben & Jerry’s corporate headquarters, located in Dallas. (2)
Aleksandr Suvorov BOP Register Number 72258-053 was successfully treaty transferred back to Estonia on April 7, 2014. (3)