A member of the Carder.su cybercrime ring, Cameron Harrison, 28, working under the name "Kilobit," was sentenced to 115 months in prison for his role in the international fraud ring. Harrison previously pleaded guilty to racketeering and trafficking of false identification documents, and must also pay $50.8 million in restitution to victims.
Harrison was found in possession of more than 260 compromised payment cards, and purchased personal data - while also processing credit cards - which he purchased from other Carder.su members. The ring leader of the cybercrime group was sentenced to more than 20 years in prison earlier this year, showing the government wants to hand out stiffer prison sentences to cybercriminals.
"This significant sentence is entirely fitting given that this defendant's actions and those of the larger criminal organization harmed countless innocent Americans and seriously compromised our financial system," said Peter Edge, executive associate director of the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). "Criminals like this defendant who believe they can elude detection by hiding behind their computer screens here and overseas are discovering that cyberspace affords no refuge from American justice."