Hacker jailed for stealing 8 million identities

    Date05 Apr 2012
    CategoryLatest News
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    Posted ByDave Wreski
    A British hacker has been sentenced to 26 months for stealing 200,000 PayPal accounts, 2,701 bank card numbers, as well as 8,110,474 names, dates of birth, and postcodes of U.K. residents. 23-year-old Edward Pearson of York, Northern England, will spend two years and two months behind bars for his hacking spree. The sentence would have been greater if he made more use of the huge amount of stolen data.
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