Guam – A federal jury has convicted a Russian hacker who was captured in the Maldives and brought to Guam where he was held in prison before being transferred to the U.S. mainland.
Roman Seleznev is the son of a Russian Lawmaker who was wanted by federal authorities for hacking into U.S. Businesses to steal credit card information. According to PNC news files he was held in Guam in July of 2014. The U.S. Secret Service worked with the Maldives government to detain Seleznev as he was about to board a plane to Moscow on July 5th. He was then flown to Guam where the actual arrest was made and where he was detained until they were able to send him to
Washington State where he had been indicted in March of 2011. The Russian ministry of foreign affairs called this a kidnapping. According to the Seattle times a Seattle Jury has now convicted Seleznev of hacking into Seattle businesses and stealing millions of credit card numbers that were resold on the black market. Seleznev was convicted on the 25th of 10 counts of wire fraud, nine counts of obtaining information from a protected computer and two counts of aggravated identity theft among other things. Seleznev could face up to 34 years in prison. Published in Guam News