Russian Arrested in Hacking Case Filed in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) -

The U.S. Secret Service has arrested a Russian man who is accused of hacking store computers to steal thousands of credit-card numbers.

The agency isn’t saying where the 30-year-old Moscow man, Roman Valerevich Seleznev, was arrested Saturday, but he was transported to Guam for an initial court appearance and detained for a July 22 hearing.

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Seattle says an indictment unsealed Monday charges him with bank fraud, obtaining information from a protected computer, possessing stolen credit cards and identity theft.

Investigators say he installed malicious software to steal credit-card numbers, using computer servers all over the world.

U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan in Seattle says the arrest shows cybercrooks can’t hide behind distant keyboards.

Seleznev also is charged in a similar, but separate, indictment in Nevada.