Seleznev’s laptop held 1.7 million stolen credit card numbers, says prosecutor

Martha Bellisle of AP reports:

When U.S. federal agents arrested a Russian man in the Maldives in 2014, they found 1.7 million stolen credit card numbers on his laptop computer, a federal prosecutor told the jury during opening statements.

That was “1.7 million people who had eaten at the wrong restaurant and their personal information was sitting on that man’s computer,” assistant U.S. Attorney Seth Wilkinson said of Roman Seleznev. He had collected the credit card numbers by hacking into restaurants in Washington and other states, Wilkinson said.

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