Lithuanian hacker called Dr. Smurf sentenced for identity theft

Share with others:


Print Email Read Later

A Lithuanian hacker who sold peoples' credit card information on the Internet crime forum called Darkmarket was sentenced today to five years of probation for identity theft.

Tadas Petrauskas, 23, of Brick, N.J., operated under the screen name Dr. Smurf. In 2008, according to the indictment against him, he sold to an unnamed Western Pennsylvania person passwords potentially giving the buyer access to the financial accounts of some 10,000 people.

He was caught at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York after flying in from Belgium, and was toting a laptop with many credit card numbers in its memory. He was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer.

mobilehome - breaking - region

Rich Lord: rlord@post-gazette.com, 412-263-1542 or Twitter @richelord


Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

You have 2 remaining free articles this month

Try unlimited digital access

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here

You’ve reached the limit of free articles this month.

To continue unlimited reading

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here