http://www.nandotimes.com/technology/story/373274p-3003779c.html MOSCOW (April 22, 2002 7:34 p.m. EDT) - Two leaders of a hackers' group that manipulated cash machines in Moscow to make off with nearly $1 million from foreign bank accounts were sentenced to five years in prison, a newspaper reported Monday. A wave of ATM fraud in Moscow in 1999 and 2000 caused panic among foreigners living in Moscow and caused many banks to shut down their cash machines. According to the Kommersant newspaper, more than 6,000 people had money stolen from their accounts. Kommersant reported that two of the ringleaders, Zviadi Beria and Vladimir Medvedov, were sentenced Friday to five years in prison. The swindle's main organizer, Yuri Levashov, was given three years and immediately freed under an amnesty for petty offenders. Levashov cooperated with authorities during the investigation, while Beria and Medvedov staunchly denied their guilt. Four other defendants were given three-year suspended sentences, the newspaper said. - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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