Iceman gets 13 years, must pay $27.5M to hacking victims

A former security researcher turned criminal hacker has been sentenced to 13 years in federal prison for hacking into financial institutions and stealing credit card account numbers.Max Ray Butler, who used the hacker

Published on: February 17th, 2010 Robert McMillan

VoIP hacker admits to re-selling stolen services, faces 25 years in slammer

A Miami man this week admitted hacking into the networks of several VoIP providers between 2004 and 2006 and then reselling millions of stolen minutes.Edwin Pena, 27, of Miami, yesterday pleaded guilty in

Published on: February 8th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin and Robert MacMillan

Botnet mastermind gets four years in slammer for fraud

The first person to be charged under federal wiretap statutes for using a botnet to steal data and commit fraud was sentenced to four years in prison this week.John Schiefer, a 27-year-old Los

Published on: March 9th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan and Gregg Keizer

Spam King faces 26-year jail term after pleading guilty

The notorious spammer authorities dubbed "the King of Spam" is facing a possible 26-year jail sentence after pleading guilty in Seattle on Friday to charges of fraud and tax evasion. Robert Soloway, 28,

Published on: March 17th, 2008 Robert McMillan