Two men have pleaded guilty to their part in a multi-million dollar scheme which saw the point-of-sale computers of hundreds of Subway restaurant stores hacked into, and the details of customers' payment cards stolen. Read More ..
The men - 28-year-old Iulian Dolan, of Craiova, Romania, and Cezar Butu, 27, of Ploiesti, Romania, have admitted being part of a conspiracy to commit computer fraud according to a statement by the US Department of Justice.
The guilty pleas have been offered by the men as part of a plead-bargaining deal that should see Dolan sentenced for a maximum of seven years, and Butu to be freed within 21 months - providing a sentencing judge approves.
Dolan and Butu were part of a gang of four Romanian men arrested in December last year, after - according to the DOJ - stealing the details of more than 146,000 payment cards and inflicting more than $10 million in losses.
According to the authorities, the men identified vulnerable point-of-sale (POS) systems via the internet, and managed to gain access via vulnerable remote desktop software.