Hacker Sentenced In Virginia to 10 Years In Prison For Stealing 675,000 Credit Card Numbers Leading To $36 Million In Losses

Rogelio Hackett Jr., 25, was also ordered to pay a $100,000 fine

Dark reading, July 22, 2011

WASHINGTON – Rogelio Hackett Jr., 25, of Lithonia, Ga., was sentenced today to 120 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Trenga in Alexandria, Va., for trafficking in counterfeit credit cards and aggravated identity theft, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride for the Eastern District of Virginia. “Hacking and identity theft were a way of life for Mr. Hackett,” said Assistant Attorney General Breuer. “For years, he used the Internet to steal and sell identities to further a multi-million dollar fraud. Identity theft has devastating effects on consumers and businesses alike, and we will continue to be aggressive in pursuing this pernicious criminal activity.” “Mr. Hackett was in the business of hacking for profit and committed identity theft on a massive scale,” said U.S. Attorney MacBride. “He was a full-time identity thief who expanded his business worldwide, affecting hundreds of thousands of people, banks and merchants. Today’s sentence and substantial fine should serve as a strong deterrent to others who may be tempted to engage in identity theft.”  http://www.darkreading.com/security/news/231002456/hacker-sentenced-in-virginia-to-10-years-in-prison-for-stealing-675-000-credit-card-numbers-leading-to-36-million-in-losses.html

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