Guerilla Black has been arrested for stealing thousands of stolen credit card and debit card numbers, reports Seattle Weekly.
The rapper, whose real name is Charles Tony Williamson, was involved in a computer hacking ring in Seattle, Washington. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the hacks attacked two local businesses: a restaurant in Magnolia and a restaurant supply company in Shoreline.
Between January 11, 2011 and February 26, 2012, Black possessed 27,257 stolen credit card numbers and close to $150,000 in fraud loss is due to only 134 of those numbers.
“Today’s arrest shows that criminals cannot hide in cyberspace. We will prosecute all parts of the criminal gang – regardless of where they may be,” said U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan in a press release. “I commend the cyber investigators of the Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force for making sure that all the participants — from the hackers to the end purchasers of stolen data — are held accountable.”
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