Russian gets longest ever cybercrime sentence in US history

An illustration picture shows projection of binary code on man holding aptop computer in Warsaw

Russian hacker Roman Seleznev, specialising in stolen credit card numbers, has been sentenced to 27 years in prison, the longest ever handed down for cybercrime in the US history. Seleznev is the son of Russian Parliamentarian and President Vladimir Putin’s ally Valery Seleznev. Russian officials had described the hacker’s arrest in 2014 in the Maldives as a “kidnapping”.