Russian botnet hacker arrested

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Russian botnet hacker arrested

Postby Red Dwarf » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:37 pm

Russian Botnet Hacker arrested for hacking into six million computers : The Hacker News ~ http://thehackernews.com/2012/06/russia ... d-for.html

The Moscow Times http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/arti ... _127201476

Police have detained a 22-year-old hacker who created a system of networked computers that was used to steal more than 150 million rubles ($4.47 million) from people's bank accounts , making him one of the most wanted hacker in the world. But now, "Hermes", who had infected over six million computers and earned around 5 million francs, was caught in Russia.
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Re: Russian botnet hacker arrested

Postby spamislame » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:00 am

This is especially interesting in that most botnet operators never target users within Russia or Ukraine. This guy must be perceived as a particularly stupid person for doing so, practically begging to be prosecuted.

Either way: well done.

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