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January 15, 2013

What the Smurf?! Dr. Smurf guilty of identity theft!

A Lithuanian hacker who used the screen name "Dr. Smurf" has been convicted of identity theft and sentenced to five years in prison.  Tadas Petrauskus, 23, of Brick, New Jersey, sold passwords to an unidentified western Pennsylvania person that could have potentially given the buyer access to the financial accounts of approximately 10,000 people.  

Petrauskus was caught at John F. Kennedy International Airport after flying in from Belgium in the possession of a laptop containing many credit card numbers in its memory.  Dr. Smurf was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer.  Hopefully his five year sentence will seem like a Smurfing long time!

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