334 years in prison for identity theft and banking fraud, in turkey a man received the most severe sentence for committing a cyber crime.
Named Onur Kopçak, the hacker was arrested in 2013 for operating a phishing website that impersonated bank site, tricking victims into providing their bank details including credit card information.
A recent case occurred in Turkey demonstrates that hacking could be a dangerous activity. A 26 year-old Turkish carder has received a record sentence for overall 334 years, ha was sentenced for defrauding 54 customers through identity theft and bank scam.
Onur Kopçak, this is the name of the man, will spend the rest of his life in prison in Turkey. Onur Kopçak was arrested in 2013, he operated a website used for phishing campaigns targeting bank customers.
The man used the website to steal financial information to the victims, then he offered for sale the precious commodity on the underground market.
The Turkish media report Onur Kopçak received by the Criminal Court of Appeals 199 years and seven months in 2013 for stealing 43 credit cards through a phishing campaign, dished out by the Criminal Court of Appeals.
The man obviously professes his innocence, this is the most severe sentence for committing a cybercrime.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.
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