26-year-old Turkish hacker sentenced to record 334 years in prison for ID theft, bank fraud

If you thought our federal prosecutors over-charge under the CFAA and/or seek unreasonable prison terms for hacking, read this story in the Daily Sabah:

… Onur Kopçak was sentenced Sunday to 135 years in prison for stealing 11 people’s credit card information and selling it to other cyber criminals.

With this new sentence approved by the Mersin third Criminal Court of General Jurisdiction and his previous 199-year sentence from 2013, Kopçak will serve a record 334 years in prison.

Kopçak was convicted for a similar hacking scheme he and 11 other young hackers had carried out in 2013. He crafted interfaces that allowed him to convincingly reproduce websites of banks and capture the log-in details of people who entered his fake site.

[….]

About the author: Dissent

Comments are closed.