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Russian Hacker Sentenced To 9 Years in US for stealing 40 Thousands Credit Cards

Before his arrest, Aleksandr Tverdokhlebov had lived in Los Angeles, enjoyed expensive travel, and had a BMW. In addition, about $4.5 million in bitcoins have been seized from him.

Hacker Aleksandr Tverdokhlebov, who has both Russian and US citizenship, has been discovered blameworthy of taking a huge number of charge card numbers. A court in Alexandria (Virginia) condemned him to 9 years in jail.

As per the examination, 29-year-old Tverdokhlebov used to hang out at Russian Hacking Forums, where hackers groups buy and sell online information related to credit cards. 40,000 credit cards numbers has been stolen and sold on different market places on dark web and hacking forums. The hacker also offered 500,000 computers that were infected by botnets and malware’s.  According to the prosecutor, Tverdokhlebov had stolen confidential financial information from at least a hundred people.

Hacker managed to transfer almost $1 million from China to Russia; His two Russian friends helped him to cash out the funds from a bank account. He kept almost $272,000 in deposit boxes in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. He didn’t stop here he converted some of his cash into digital currency $4.5 million worth of bitcoins. That amount has been converted into state income.

The Russian hacker was arrested in February 2017 in USA, California state. Hacker pleaded guilty in March. Before his arrest, the Russian had lived in Los Angeles, enjoyed expensive travel, and had a BMW.


Noor Qureshi

Experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Skilled in Network Security and Information Security.

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