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两俄罗斯黑客盗取贩卖他人身份在美国被判监禁 Long Prison Terms for Two Russian Nationals in Massive Identity Theft Ring









Two Russian nationals have been given long prison terms for their roles in a global computer hacking ring that stole more than 160 million credit card numbers and cost its victims hundreds of millions of dollars.

The Justice Department calls it one of the biggest data breach schemes in U.S. history.

A federal judge in New Jersey sentenced Vladimir Drinkman, 37, to 12 years behind bars and Dmitriy Smilianets, 34, to more than four years in prison.

Three suspected co-conspirators are still at large.

U.S. prosecutors accuse the five defendants of stealing names, passwords and credit and debit card numbers from corporate computer networks, and selling that information to others around the world.

Those who bought the stolen information encoded it on magnetic strips on plastic cards and used the cards in ATMs and other devices to buy goods and services.

The defendants used a number of methods to hide their crimes.

The Justice Department said corporations and consumers lost hundreds of millions of dollars. They say the losses suffered by those whose identities were stolen are "immeasurable."