Hackers can be good and bad in terms of the work they do. And the primary aim is to not get caught. In fact the really proficient ones just go undetected never to be found, celebrated or sentenced, ever. Some of these people have raised a lot of trouble to the unsuspecting, common people. And they get the proper treatment from the law from time to time. Here is a list of 5 such cases who have been dealt with appropriately. These are not in any particular order but the Turkish case surely hits number one.
1. 336 Years
Nope, you read that right, it is not a typo. The 26-year hacker by the name of Onur Kopcak was initially sentenced to 199 years behind bars for creating fake websites that impersonated banks to steal banking details from customers, essentially a phishing scheme. The 199-year sentence was handed down after there were 43 complaints from bank customers, but after another 11 customers came forward, the sentence was extended to a grand total of 334 years.
2. Sentenced to Death
Depending on who you ask, Hamza Bendelladj is either a Robin Hood-esque hero or a cyber-age hoodlum. The 27-year-old Algerian computer science graduate will be sentenced on Tuesday in a US court for using a computer virus to steal money from more than 200 American banks and financial institutions. He then reportedly gave millions of dollars to Palestinian charities. On September 2015, Bendelladj, who hails from Tizi Ouzou in Algeria, was sentenced in court in the US state of Georgia.
3. 20 Years
Albert Gonzalez (born 1981) is an American computer hacker and computer criminal who is accused of masterminding the combined credit card theft and subsequent reselling of more than 170 million card and ATM numbers from 2005 through 2007—the biggest such fraud in history. Gonzalez and his accomplices used SQL injection to deploy backdoors on several corporate systems in order to launch packet sniffing (specifically, ARP Spoofing) attacks which allowed him to steal computer data from internal corporate networks.
During his spree he was said to have thrown himself a $75,000 birthday party and complained about having to count $340,000 by hand after his currency-counting machine broke. Gonzalez stayed at lavish hotels but his formal homes were modest. On March 25, 2010, Gonzalez was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.
4. 13 Years
Hieu Minh Ngo, 25, was sentenced on Tuesday in a U.S. district court in New HampshireHe earlier pleaded guilty to identify fraud, access device fraud and wire fraud. From 2003 to 2007, he broke into computers of US businesses and stole personal data including Social Security numbers and bank accounts. go made more than $2M from the scheme after selling the data to other cyber criminals, report from Department of Justice said.
5. 10 Years
Christopher Chaney hacked into the personal online accounts of movie star Scarlett Johansson and pop singer Christina Aguilera, and posted nude photos of Johansson and actress Renee Olstead. CBC News reported that Johansson and Olstead became key witnesses in the trial, expressing sadness and humiliation due to Chaney’s crimes. Chaney not only exploited celebrities, but co-workers as well. He allegedly stole personal photos of some of his female co-workers and sent them to their family members. Judge S. James Otero considered Chaney’s actions to be “as pernicious and serious as physical stalking,” according to the CBC article.