Estonian hacker sentenced for Dave and Buster's card theft
A member of hacking ring that embarked on a daring cyber crime spree from 2005 to 2008 has been sentenced to seven years in prison, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday.
Aleksandr Suvorov, 28, of Estonia admitted in May 2009 that he had helped infiltrate computer networks run by the Dave & Buster's restaurant chain, from which hackers stole roughly 80,000 credit and debit card numbers at 11 locations.
He pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud conspiracy, and in 2011, he also acknowledged in court that he sold an undercover U.S. Secret Service agent 160,000 stolen card numbers. The two cases were consolidated. He was sentenced in federal court in Long Island, N.Y. Prosecutors said Suvorov and two co-conspirators, Albert Gonzalez and Maksym Yastremskiy, masterminded the Dave & Buster's plot.
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