Seems like a really light sentence for a bad guy!
Romanian National Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison for Role in Multimillion-Dollar Scheme to Remotely Hack into and Steal Payment Card Data from Hundreds of U.S. Merchants’ Computers
WASHINGTON – A Romanian national was sentenced today to serve 21 months in prison for his role in an international, multimillion-dollar scheme to remotely hack into and steal payment card data from hundreds of U.S. merchants’ computers, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney for the District of New Hampshire John P. Kacavas; and Holly Fraumeni, Resident Agent in Charge of the U.S. Secret Service (USSS), Manchester, N.H., Resident Office.
This past week we have seen a new flood of PHISHING spam from Romania that makes me suspect that our justice system makes it TOTALLY worth it to Hack and make millions even if you spend two years in one of OUR prisons!
The scary thing about the recent trends are seeing relays from China that we had blocked long ago – now adding a few layers of relays – many to ROMANIA. The emails body content and subject lines make me think the new spam floods mayt be related to Blackhole exploits.