Credit Card Hacker And ID Theft Forum Overlord Sentenced To 13 Years Prison

Max Vision, the security consultant who was first sent to prison in 2001 for messing with the Pentagon, has now been sent to 13 years in prison for “stealing nearly two million credit card numbers from banks, businesses and other hackers,” reports Wired. The FBI took a renewed interest in Vision in 2006 after he successfully made a power grab on several competing black market ID theft websites. “I’ve changed,” Vision wrote in a letter to the court, and although he faced life in prison, he was given the shorter sentence partly because he’d cooperated with the government. With good behavior he’ll be back out in 2018.

“Record 13-Year Sentence for Hacker Max Vision” [Wired]

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  1. awer25 says:

    Max Vision…I smell a joke somewhere

  2. GuyGuidoEyesSteveDaveâ„¢ says:

    Max Vision? Wasn’t he the villain in Hackers? Take down the Gibson!

  3. Awjvail says:

    Marilyn Manson??????

  4. benbell says:

    Damnit, already a hackers reference….

    I see the resemblance:

    http://infinitecoolness.com/galleries/hackers/hackerswallpaper08.jpg

  5. H3ion says:

    Does eight years seem a bit light for stealing 2 million id’s after already having been busted for messing with the Pentagon.

  6. Lucky225 says:

    lol, looks like John Travolta in swordfish, pretty scary actually.

  7. Bohemian says:

    Could he look any more like the stereotypical basement dweller?

  8. dg says:

    Hey – a prison cell or his mom’s basement – it’s all the same… Just don’t let him out into the “yard” – the rays from the DayStar would probably kill him…

    • Rena says:

      There’s a difference… in one he might actually get some action. Maybe not the way he’d like, though.
      Oh, and he probably won’t be allowed near anything electronic any time soon.

  9. Warren - aka The Piddler on the Roof says:

    Hey, isn’t that Nicholas Cage’s high school yearbook photo?

  10. PsiCop says:

    Looks like Max Vision didn’t see the FBI coming.

    ;)

  11. Riff Raff says:

    Max Power would just go the easy route and sell power bars.

    Max Vision should maybe scale back a little bit.

  12. AltheaR says:

    That’s quite interesting but check this out.The Federal Trade Commission published its yearly list of the top consumer grievances for the last calendar year. For the last 12 years the top complaint among consumers has been identity theft. And this year’s list, published Tues, did not offer any surprises. The top ten consumer complaints of 2011 Identity theft top ten customer
    grievances of the year.

  13. AltheaR says:

    That’s quite interesting but check this out.The Federal Trade Commission published its yearly list of the top consumer grievances for the last calendar year. For the last 12 years the top complaint among consumers has been identity theft. And this year’s list, published Tues, did not offer any surprises. The top ten consumer complaints of 2011 Identity theft top ten customer
    grievances of the year.