Hacker to Serve 334 Years
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 @ 03:01 PM gHale
A 26-year-old Turkish hacker ended up sentenced Sunday to 135 years in prison for stealing 11 people’s credit card information and selling it to other cyber criminals.
Onur Kopçak received the sentence approved by Turkey’s Mersin third Criminal Court of General Jurisdiction on top of his previous 199-year sentence from 2013. He will now serve 334 years in prison.
Kopçak ended up convicted for a similar hacking scheme he and 11 other young hackers had carried out in 2013. He crafted interfaces that allowed him to convincingly reproduce websites of banks and capture the log-in details of people who entered his fake site.
In 2013, Kopçak received 199 years 7 months and 10 days in prison by the Criminal Court of Appeals for the 8th circuit after 43 bank customers filed complaints about someone copying their credit card details.
Kopçak, who received convictions for a range of cybercrimes including identity fraud, access device fraud, website forgery and wire fraud, is currently in the Osmaniye prison in southern Adana province.