Russian hacker Burkov faces up to 80 years behind bars in US

Russian hacker Burkov faces up to 80 years behind bars in US

The day before, he was extradited from Israel.

Russian hacker Aleksey Burkov who was extradited from Israel to the U.S. Will face up to 80 years behind bars, reports TASS with the U.S. Department of Justice.

It is noted that “real terms for crime against the United States are normally less than maximum penalty” implied by the legislation.

American authorities demanded extradition of Burkov due to a crack of computer databases. He was detained at Ben-Gurion Airport in Tel-Aviv in 2015, when he was going through the Passport Control. The U.S. authorities suspect Burkov of management of Cardplanet web site used for selling of numbers of stolen bank cards. Most of them belonged to citizens of the U.S. Amount of embezzlement exceeds $20 million.

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