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RBS WorldPay Mastermind Gets Four Years' Probation

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

 By Kara Reeder
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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.

This article was originally published on Sep 9, 2010
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