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NEWS: Israeli private detective sentenced in US to 6-2/3 years for hacker-for-hire scheme

Wirecard HQ in Aschheim, Germany

By Luc Cohen

A U.S. court on Thursday sentenced an Israeli private detective to 6-2/3 years in prison for organizing global hacking campaigns against thousands of people including climate change activists and critics of German company Wirecard.

Aviram Azari, a former policeman detained in the United States since 2019, pleaded guilty last year to three counts of wire fraud, conspiracy to commit hacking and aggravated identity theft.

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