[ISN] Russian Convicted of $9 Million RBS WorldPay Hack Avoids Jail

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 03:56:37 -0600 (CST)

By Kim Zetter 
Threat Level
February 9, 2011

A Russian hacker convicted of the $9 million hack of RBS WorldPay has 
avoided jail and has been given only a suspended sentence.

Yevgeny Anikin, 27, received a suspended sentence of five years on 
Monday, according to Russian state news agency RIA Novosti, after 
pleading guilty to what the U.S. has called “perhaps the most 
sophisticated and organized computer fraud attack ever conducted.”

Anikin reportedly expressed remorse for his role in the caper, telling 
the court this week, “I want to say that I repent and fully admit my 
guilt.” He had been under house arrest since 2009 and reportedly bought 
two apartments in Novosibirsk and a luxury car with his spoils. He told 
the court that he had begun to pay back the stolen money.

He’s the second hacker in the caper to avoid jail time.


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