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Charges: Russian stole data from restaurants, zoo

July 8, 2014



SEATTLE (AP) A Russian man recently arrested on bank fraud and other charges is accused of hacking into computers at Western Washington restaurants, hundreds of other retail businesses, and even the Phoenix Zoo.

Roman Valerevich Seleznev appeared in court in Guam on Monday and was ordered detained until his July 22 hearing. The 30-year-old Moscow man was arrested by the U.S. Secret Service on Guam early Sunday.

The U.S. attorney's office in Seattle says Seleznev hacked into the computers of retailers, installed malicious software and stole credit card numbers from 2009 to 2011.

An indictment unsealed Monday includes details about some of the "hundreds of retail businesses" from which he's accused of stealing credit card data.

The indictment charges him with bank fraud, obtaining information from a protected computer, possessing stolen credit cards and identity theft.


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Source: Associated Press


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