A former security researcher turned criminal hacker has been sentenced to 13
years in federal prison for hacking into financial institutions and stealing
credit card account numbers.
Max Ray Butler, who used the hacker pseudonym Iceman, was sentenced Friday
morning in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh on charges of wire fraud and
identity theft. In addition to his 13-year sentence, Butler will face five years
of supervised release and must pay US$27.5 million in restitution to his victims,
according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Luke Dembosky, who prosecuted the case for
the federal government.
Dembosky believes the 13 year sentence is the longest-ever handed down for