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RBS WorldPay Mastermind Gets Four Years' Probation
 

RBS WorldPay Mastermind Gets Four Years' Probation

Thursday Sep 9th 2010 by Kara Reeder

Victor Pleshchuk has been sentenced to four years' probation and an $8.9 million fine.

According to Computerworld, Victor Pleshchuk, mastermind behind the 2008 attack on RBS WorldPay, has been sentenced to four years' probation and an $8.9 million fine.

Prosecutors claim that Pleshchuk and his gang bagged more than $9 million in cash in one day by exploiting a breach at payment processor RBS WorldPay. The Department of Justice has indicted eight Russian and Eastern European computer hackers for their involvement in the breach.

Russia has been battling a reputation for being soft on cyber crime. However, this light sentence won't go far in changing that perception, says Computerworld.

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