U.S. Court Sentences Russian Hacker to 27 Years

A judge sentenced Roman Valerevich Seleznev, 32, to 27 years in prison — the longest sentence handed down for hacking-related charges in the United States — for running a vast credit card and identity theft operation from his homes in Bali, Indonesia, and Vladivostok, Russia, and for selling millions of credit card numbers on the black market. Federal prosecutors had asked for a 30-year sentence. Mr. Seleznev’s schemes led to the theft and resale of more than two million credit card numbers, resulting in losses of at least $170 million.