West African computer hacker sentenced to prison

WXIA reports:

Eric Donys Simeu, a citizen of Cameroon extradited from France, has been sentenced in Atlanta to more than four years in federal prison for a series of “phishing campaigns.”

According to the Atlanta U.S. attorney’s office, Simeu, who also went by the name of Martell Collins, was responsible for a series of “phishing campaigns” targeting customers of Global Distribution System (GDS) companies from July 2011 to September 2014.

The GDS companies impacted by Simeu’s criminal conduct included Travelport, which maintains a major presence in Atlanta, and Sabre, headquartered in Southlake, Texas.

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