US court has sentenced a Pakistani to 12 years’ imprisonment for unlocking mobile phones, resulting in a 200 million-dollar loss for an American company, the AT&T. Mohammad Fahd, 35, of Karachi, was the “leader in a seven-jahr system of illegally opening phones to cheat AT&T,” according to the US Attorney General’s Office in Seattle.
The forensic investigation quoted by AT&T suggests that Fahd and his co-conspirator had released up to 1,900,033 telephones, which is a quoted official statement. In seven years, this resulted in a loss of $201, 497,430 and 94 cents.
U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik observed at the sentencing hearing that, even though he was aware that lawmakers were monitoring Fahd for “a long term horrific cybercrime.”