Prosecutors: Accused Russian hacker jailed here had 2.1 million stolen credit card numbers when arrested

SEATTLE — A federal magistrate, citing a possible flight risk, on Friday ordered accused Russian hacker Roman Seleznev held without bail pending his October trial on charges.


During the hearing, prosecutors revealed that a laptop computer seized from Seleznev at the time of his arrest contains 2.1 million stolen credit card numbers.

Seleznev, also known as “Track2,” was indicted by a federal grand jury in the Western District of Washington on March 3, 2011, and the indictment was unsealed on July 7, 2014. Seleznev is charged in connection with operating several carding forums, which are websites where criminals gather to sell stolen credit card numbers, and hacking into retail point of sale systems and installing malicious software on the systems to steal credit card numbers.

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