SpyEye malware case: Russian man pleads guilty in US court
Zee Media Bureau
Washington: A Russian man has pleaded guilty in a US court to conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud, the US Department of Justice said last week.
Aleksandr Andreevich Panin, also called ` Gribodemon and Harderman` was the primary developer and distributor of the SpyEye malware package, which had infected more than 1.4 million computers since 2009, compromising personal and financial information of users.
Panin conspired with the others to develop market and sell various versions of the SpyEye virus, a sophisticated, malicious computer Trojan designed to automate the theft of confidential personal and financial information, including online banking credentials, credit card information, user names, and passwords, the PC World reported.
Acting Assistant US Attorney General Mythili Raman said in a press release that this prosecution shows that cyber criminals, even when they sit on the other side of the world and attempt to hide behind online aliases, are never outside the reach of US law enforcement.
With Agency Inputs
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