Turkish hacker's latest sentence brings total to unprecedented 334 years in jail

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A Turkish criminal court sentenced a 26-year-old Onur Kopcak to 135 years in prison on Sunday for stealing 11 consumers' credit card information and selling it on the black market.

A criminal court in Mersin, Turkey, sentenced a 26-year-old hacker to 135 years in prison on Sunday for stealing 11 consumers' credit card information and selling it on the black market, according to a report in the Daily Sabah.

The convicted hacker, Onur Kopcak, was previously sentenced in 2013 to a 199-year prison sentence for a similar crime spree that victimised at least 43 bank customers, bringing his combined total to 334 years of imprisonment – a national record for Turkey.

Kopcak is presently confined in the Osmaniye prison in the Adana Province in south-central Anatolia. His rap sheet includes myriad cyber-crimes from identity fraud and access device fraud to website forgery and wire fraud.


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