A Georgia computer hacker was sentenced to 10 years in prison today for credit card identity theft. He had admitted to identity theft after almost 700,000 stolen credit card numbers were found on his computers.
The 25 year old from Lithonia, Georgia was sentenced in the Alexandria, VA federal court to just less than the maximum sentence he faced.
The hacker had become known in the hacking community back when he was a teenager. He began selling credit card account numbers back in 2002. They would sell for $20.00 to $25.00 to people all over the world. The persons who purchased the accounts made in excess of $36 million in fraudulent charges which were traced back the the numbers in the hackers possession.
Prior to sentencing a letter was read on his behalf to the judge apologizing for his actions.
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