2nd man arraigned in Dave & Buster’s ID theft, fraud

Robert E. Kessler reports:

Will the real “JonnyHell” please stand up?

Federal prosecutors said Friday that Aleksandr Suvorov, 26, of Estonia, used that Internet name in some of his illegal hacking escapades, as he was arraigned on fraud charges in U.S. District Court in Central Islip.

Suvorov was accused of being one of the three hackers who broke into the computerized cash-register records at the Dave & Buster’s in Islandia in 2007 and stole the credit card records of 5,000 customers. The resulting use of the information for fraud cost the financial institutions that issued the cards $600,000, prosecutors have said.


One of Suvorov’s co-defendants in the case, Maksym Yastremskiy, a Ukrainian national, was arrested by Turkish police and was recently sentenced to 30 years in prison in that country on unrelated computer hacking crimes, according to officials….. The third defendant, Albert Gonzales of Florida, has been held without bail while awaiting trial, officials said.

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