Rapper Guerilla Black has been arrested for reportedly stealing thousands of stolen credit and debit card numbers. According to the Seattle Times, the rapper was involved in a computer hacking ring in Seattle, Washington. The hackers targeted a restaurant in Magnolia and a restaurant supply company in Shoreline.
According to reports, Black possessed 27,257 stolen credit card numbers and it is being claimed that close to $150,000 in fraud loss is due to only 134 of those numbers. Black, born Charles Williamson, had the cards between January 11, 2011 and February 26, 2012.
“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,â 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.”