Criminal hacker 'Iceman' gets 13 years

Criminal hacker 'Iceman' gets 13 years
Criminal hacker 'Iceman' gets 13 years 

By Robert McMillan
IDG News Service
February 12, 2010

A former security researcher turned criminal hacker has been sentenced 
to 13 years in federal prison for hacking into financial institutions 
and stealing credit card account numbers.

Max Ray Butler, who used the hacker pseudonym Iceman, was sentenced 
Friday morning in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh on charges of wire 
fraud and identity theft. In addition to his 13-year sentence, Butler 
will face five years of supervised release and must pay US$27.5 million 
in restitution to his victims, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Luke 
Dembosky, who prosecuted the case for the federal government.

Dembosky believes the 13 year sentence is the longest-ever handed down 
for hacking charges.

Butler, also known as Max Vision, pleaded guilty to wire fraud charges 
in June last year.


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