RBS WorldPay Mastermind Gets Four Years' Probation
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.