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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