January 11, 2016
A 26-year-old hacker has been sentenced to 334 years in prison for identity theft as well as mass bank fraud in Turkey, or in simple words, he has been sentenced to life in prison.
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.
Kopçak’s website was part of a big credit card fraud scheme in which he and other 11 operators were making use of the illegally obtained bank account details to carry out fraudulent operations.
During his arrest in 2013, Turkish law authorities charged Kopçak with:
- Identity fraud
- Website forgery
- Access device fraud
- Wire fraud…
…and sentenced him to 199 years 7 months and 10 days in prison, following complaints from 43 bank customers.