Russian Hacker Behind Massive Data Breach Released From U.S. Prison

Todd Prince and Mike Eckel report:

A Russian hacker who was convicted for his leading role in one of the largest data thefts in U.S. history has been released from prison after serving most of his 12-year sentence.

Vladimir Drinkman was released from a Pennsylvania jail on October 28, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons told RFE/RL.

Drinkman was a key member of the group that also hacked 7-Eleven, JC Penney, and JetBlue Airways. One of their biggest breaches, however, was the Heartland Payment Systems breach in 2008.

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