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Dmitriy Smilianets Pleads Not Guilty in 160 Million Stolen Credit Cards Case

New Jersey – On Monday 12 August, Dmitriy Smilianets entered a plea of “not-guilty” in the case of “the largest data breach schemes ever uncovered in the United States” Smilianets has been held in custody in the Netherlands for over a year before he was extradited. His attorney told Reuters that he would challenge the charges and was looking into “possible irregularities” in the circumstances of his arrest. This points towards the possibility that the 29-year-old will seek to challenge

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160 Million Credit Card Details Stolen – Largest Data Breach in the USA

On Thursday 25 July, US Attourney Paul Fishman announced the indictment of four Russian nationals and one Ukrainian national in “the largest hacking and data breach scheme ever prosecuted in the United States.” The 5 hackers used anonymous web hosting and a hacking method known as SQL injection to gain access to the databases of some of the largest retailers and credit card processing firms in the USA. It is expected that around 160 million credit card details were stolen, the

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