RBS WorldPay Hacker Gets Suspended Sentence for $9 Million Heist

    Date13 Sep 2010
    Posted ByAlex
    One of the masterminds behind the $9 million hack into RBS WorldPay received a six-year suspended sentence in Russia, according to local reports Wednesday. Viktor Pleshchuk, 29, who pleaded guilty to his role in the heist, also got four years of probation and was ordered to pay $8.9 million in restitution. He received a reduced sentence for cooperating with authorities.

    Pleshchuk, of St. Petersburg, was a graduate of Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics and worked as a sales manager for an e-commerce company when he participated in what the U.S. has called

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