Extradited hacker gets 18 months in prison in U.S.




Extradited hacker gets 18 months in prison in U.S.

The Pakistani Imran Elahi was convicted in the United States to 18 months in prison for participating in bank robberies carried out worldwide by RBS Worldpay and Fidelity Information Services. Elahi was extradited to the U.S. in May last year by the Netherlands.

Creditcard The robbery at RBS Worldpay in 2008 would be $ 9 million are captured, while a similar robbery would be captured. At Fidelity Information Services for $ 14 million in 2011 Had obtained access to the systems of financial institutions. Criminal hackers In addition, the withdrawal limits increased after using so-called money mules worldwide prepaid money was withdrawn from ATMs. A similar method is used in the robbery of $ 45 million from two banks from the Middle East.

One of the suspects, the Pakistani Imran Elahi, was arrested in May last year in the Netherlands. He would not have challenged his extradition to the U.S. and promised them they will cooperate with the authorities. Meanwhile Elahi sentenced to a prison sentence of 18 months for the provision of prepaid cards to money mules in Mexico and other countries, as reported Reuters.

The cooperation with the Prosecution Elahi was praised by prosecutors. Because he has already served a large part of his sentence, the Pakistani presumably released in the short term and leave for Pakistan. Nevertheless Elahi would have earned between 2005 and 2012 with his criminal activities. Between EUR 250,000 and $ 300,000


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