A RUSSIAN MAN has been sentenced to three years' porridge for participating in international cyber crimes. Read More ..
Vladimir Zdorovenin, 55, was sentenced in Manhattan federal court by US District Court Judge Paul Gardephe.
He had pleaded guilty in February last year on one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of wire fraud. He was accused of gathering stolen credit card information from a range of phony websites, malware and information stealing software.
"From his perch halfway across the globe, Vladimir Zdorovenin engaged in a slew of cyber crimes that left multiple victims in the United States," said Preet Bharara, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
"Cybercrime is particularly insidious because there is no need for geographic proximity between perpetrators and their victims, and Zdorovenin's sentence today should serve as a reminder to others that law enforcement does not require geographic proximity to prosecute these crimes either."