New defense in Russian’s hacking case requests another delay to go through piles of evidence

Rick Anderson has an update on the prosecution of accused Russian hacker Roman Seleznev, and you’ll want to read it.  Oh, the defense needing more time to prepare is not particularly exciting, however expected, but it’s all the other details about the case in Anderson’s report that you’ll want to read. Here’s a snippet:

Seleznev, who Russian officials say was kidnapped by the U.S. in anticipation of trading him to Russia for secrets-leaker Edward Snowden (which the U.S. denies), faces up to 30 years in prison on accusations of bank and wire fraud and computer theft of credit card numbers from hundreds of U.S. businesses.

The targets of his suspected Internet hijackings — using malware he is accused of electronically planting from overseas — included the Phoenix Zoo, the Boeing Employees Credit Union of Seattle, City News Stand in Chicago, the Latitude Bar in New York City, and a collection of West Coast restaurants and pizzerias — among them, outlets of the Zpizza chain of Newport Beach.

American Express, MasterCard and Visa have reported a collective $35 million in losses related to the case, and prosecutors say they’re finding indications of more thefts on Seleznev’s confiscated computers.

Read more on the Los Angeles Times.


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