A Federal court in new Jersey sentenced the citizen of Russia Vladimir Drinkman to 12 years in prison for cyber crimes and theft of financial information. The second defendant in the present case, the Russian Dmitry Smilyanets sentenced to 4 years and 4 months, RIA Novosti reported.
Protection of Drinkman not yet decided whether to submit an appeal against the verdict. Smilyanets and his lawyer said they were satisfied with the verdict and does not intend to appeal.
Hearing on sentence took place behind closed doors. The judge assessed the damage from the activities of hackers in almost 312 million dollars.
Vladimir drinkman, accused of the organization of a hacking Scam that us prosecutors called the biggest in the history of the country, in September 2015, he pleaded guilty to committing the crime.
According to investigators, the Russians Vladimir drinkman, Alexander Kalinin, Roman Kotov, Dmitry Smilyanets and Ukrainian Mikhail Rytikov over seven years penetrated computer networks of major U.S. and international companies, of which stole the data of more than 160 million credit and debit cards. The data obtained were sold.
Drinkman and Smilyanets has been arrested in 2012 in the Netherlands. Smilyanets in the same year, was extradited to the United States. In 2014, the court in Rotterdam upheld the extradition requests of Drinkman in the US and in Russia. To decide which country will receive Drinkman, had the Dutch Ministry of justice. In November 2014, the representative of the Ministry of justice job van de Sande reported that the Minister Ivo Opstelten decided to extradite Drinkman in the United States.