Men plead guilty to $10 million Subway restaurant hack

Graham Cluley
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Two men have pleaded guilty to their part in a multi-million dollar scheme which saw the point-of-sale computers of hundreds of Subway restaurant stores hacked into, and the details of customers’ payment cards stolen.

The men – 28-year-old Iulian Dolan, of Craiova, Romania, and Cezar Butu, 27, of Ploiesti, Romania, have admitted being part of a conspiracy to commit computer fraud according to a statement by the US Department of Justice.

The guilty pleas have been offered by the men as part of a plead-bargaining deal that should see Dolan sentenced for a maximum of seven years, and Butu to be freed within 21 months – providing a sentencing judge approves.

Dolan and Butu were part of a gang of four Romanian men arrested in…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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