Track2

IRL Name: 
Roman Valerevich Seleznev
Biography: 

Roman Valerevich Seleznev Роман Валерьевич Селезнев (b. 1984) (also known by his hacker handle Track2) is a Russian computer hacker. He was indicted in Washington in 2011, and has been convicted of hacking into servers to steal credit card data. Seleznev's activities have been speculated to have caused damages to banks and credit card companies ranging in the millions of dollars. Seleznev was arrested in July 5, 2014 and was sentenced to 27 years in prison for counts of wire fraud, intentional damage to a protected computer, and identity theft.

Seleznev's father, a member of Russia's parliament and an ally of president Vladimir Putin, denounced the arrest as a kidnapping and claimed the charges against his son were "a monstrous lie." But Seleznev himself wrote a letter to the court confessing to his hacking and describing his impoverished early life and his mother's death from alcoholism and thanking the officials who arrested him for saving him from a potentially deadly life.

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He made more than $17 million selling stolen credit card numbers.

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