Russian hacker Vladimir Drinkman has pleaded guilty to involvement in computer hacking scheme in which, according to U.S. authorities, were stolen 160 million credit and debit cards, informs.
according to TV channel, Drinkman pleaded guilty in court in new Jersey. They say that the Russian hacker admitted that he was a member of the hacking scheme from 2005 to 2012. Now he faces up to 35 years in prison and then deportation.
before Drinkman in court in Newark of the state new Jersey was formally charged. Drinkman was brought to the U.S. from the Netherlands, where the court ignored the arguments of his protection and agreed to satisfy the request of the US extradition.
By assumption of the investigation, the citizens of Russia Vladimir Drinkman, Alexander Kalinin, Roman Kotov and Dmitriy Smilianets, and Ukrainian Mikhail Rytikov for seven years penetrated computer networks of major U.S. and international organizations, of which downloaded data from more than 160 million credit and debit cards, which are then resold to third party customers. Prosecutors called the biggest hacker attack in U.S. history.