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Former League of Legends team owner charged with data hacking scheme (largest in US)

by on July 26, 2013
 
eSports team owner arrested on massive hacking charge.

eSports team owner arrested on massive hacking charge.

Last July saw Dmitry “dd1ms” Smilianets, the guy who ran Moscow 5 (a major team in professional Dota, Counter-Strike, and League of Legends), arrested in a global operation conducted by the FBI’s cyber-crime division.

Yesterday, authorities revealed that Smilianets is among five Russian and Ukrainian nationals that have been charged with running a sophisticated hacking network. This network stole 160 million debit and credit card numbers, pocketing hundreds of millions of dollars from their thefts.

According to Paul Fishman, a US Attorney, the case was “the largest hacking and data breach scheme ever prosecuted in the United States”.

US authorities yesterday revealed that Smilianets is among five Russian and Ukrainian nationals charged with running a sophisticated hacking network. The group stole at least 160 million debit and credit card numbers, and consequently hundreds of millions of dollars.

US Attorney Paul Fishman said that the case was the “largest hacking and data breach scheme ever prosecuted in the United States”.

Dmitry’s role was selling on information, according to authorities, and was arrested in the US while “sightseeing”. He will emerge in federal court next week.

Dmitry’s lawyer, Bruce Provda, stated that if this goes to trial, the trial will be rather lengthy.

With Moscow 5 disbanded, who will step up to take their place (hopefully without the extracurricular hacking)?

Source: PC Gamers via GameSpot

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