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US Indicts Ukrainian for Role in Raccoon Malware Scheme

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Oct
2022
US Indicts Ukrainian for Role in Raccoon Malware Scheme

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A man behind the malware-as-a-service Raccoon infostealer faces extradition to the United States and the prospect of more than 20 years in prison.

Dutch authorities arrested Ukrainian national Mark Sokolovsky, 26, in March, shows a newly unsealed indictment from federal prosecutors in Texas.

Sokolovsky’s arrest was timed with an international law enforcement operation that dismantled the infrastructure supporting Raccoon at the time. Statements posted on criminal forums shortly after the operation said the Trojan would no longer be available, suggesting the closure was somehow tied to Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

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