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Turkish hacker’s latest sentence brings total to unprecedented 334 years in jail


A criminal court in Mersin, Turkey, sentenced a 26-year-old hacker to 135 years in prison on Sunday for stealing 11 consumers' credit card information and selling it on the black market, according to a report in the Daily Sabah.

The convicted hacker, Onur Kopcak, was previously sentenced in 2013 to a 199-year prison sentence for a similar crime spree that victimized at least 43 bank customers, bringing his combined total to 334 years of imprisonment – a national record for Turkey.

Kopcak is presently confined in the Osmaniye prison in the Adana Province in south-central Anatolia. His rap sheet includes myriad cybercrimes from identity fraud and access device fraud to website forgery and wire fraud.

Bradley Barth

As director of multimedia content strategy at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for online conferences, webcasts, podcasts video/multimedia projects — often serving as moderator or host. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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