Russian pleads guilty in major hacking case

Russian defendant Vladimir Drinkman (L) is escorted by police officers at the courthouse in The Hague, on January 13, 2015A Russian national accused of hacking payment systems of major retailers and the Nasdaq stock market, resulting in $300 million in losses, pleaded guilty Tuesday to US criminal charges. Prosecutors said Vladimir Drinkman, 34, pleaded guilty in New Jersey federal court to charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and to unauthorized access of protected computers. Drinkman was arrested in the Netherlands in 2012 and extradited to the United States in February of this year.

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