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October 9, 2014 at 2:43 PM

New charges filed against Russian in hacking case

The Associated Press SEATTLE — Federal prosecutors added 11 new charges against a Russian man they say hacked into U.S. businesses to steal credit-card information that was later sold on Internet “carding” sites. The new 40-count indictment filed Thursday paints Roman Seleznev as a leader in the marketplace for stolen credit cards. Prosecutors say he even created…

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July 11, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Relatives of Russian man facing hacking charges in Seattle say he’s innocent

Update at 11:24 a.m.: Asked by Times reporter Erin Heffernan to respond to allegations by the Russian foreign ministry that Seleznev was kidnapped, the U.S. Department of Justice issued this statement: The Maldivian authorities detained Russian national Roman Valerevich Seleznev following the issuance of an Interpol Red Notice for Mr. Seleznev in relation to indictments that allege serious…

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May 10, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Seattle men behind cyber-crime spree sentenced to prison

Two Seattle men at the heart of a cyber-crime spree that involved both high technology and broken glass and jimmied locks were given long prison terms today by a federal judge. The men, John Earl Griffin, 36, and Brad Eugene Lowe, 39, used a technology called “wardriving” in which they cruised around in a vehicle equipped…

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