Turkish Man Sent to Prison in U.S. for $55M Cyber Heist
“Turkish citizen Ercan Findikoglu, aged 35, was sentenced on Friday by a New York court to 8 years in prison for his leadership role in a cybercriminal organization that caused significant losses to banks worldwide.
Findikoglu, known online as ‘Segate,’ ‘Predator’ and ‘Oreon,’ pleaded guilty in March to computer intrusion conspiracy, access device fraud conspiracy, and effecting transactions with unauthorized access devices. He faced nearly 58 years in prison.
According to authorities, between 2011 and 2013, the criminal gang Findikoglu was part of carried out three major campaigns that resulted in losses totaling more than $55 million.”