Russian MP’s Son Jailed Making Millions Selling Credit Card Data on Dark Web

Valery Seleznev, a Russian politician and member of the parliament, was told that the US court found his son Roman Valeryevich Seleznev guilty of hacking more than 1.7 million sets of credit card data from small businesses and organizations in the US.

The 32-year-old Russian hacker was convicted in August of 2016 for causing $169 million in damages to US restaurants and businesses. Upon the conviction of Roman Seleznev, the US law enforcement immediately seized his laptop which contained most of the stolen credit card information and analyzed his activity on the dark web.

During the investigation, authorities tracked Roman Seleznev’s identity to a dark web marketplace, wherein he sold stolen credit card information of clients and customers of restaurants and small businesses he hacked. As reported by DeepDotWeb in September of 2016, the US Department of Justice noted that Seleznev hacked point-of-sale (PoS) systems of businesses in the US and sent sensitive financial data acquired from his hacking attacks to his private servers in Russia.

“Evidence presented at trial demonstrated that the malware would steal the credit card data from the point-of-sale systems and send it to other servers that Seleznev controlled in

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