The Latest in IT Security

24-year-old Russian hacker pleads guilty to million-dollar malware charges

29
Jan
2014

For years, the SpyEye malware kit was one of the biggest threats in the malware world, a botnet creation kit that was responsible for some of the webs most expensive banking hacks. Today, federal agents finally charged the man behind it, 24-year-old Aleksander Panin, who pled guilty to conspiracy charges in an Atlanta courthouse earlier today. At its height, the malware infected as many as 1.4 million computers, enabling one client to walk away from a banking attack with over $3 million. Panins downfall came when he sold a copy of the malware kit to a federal agent in mid-2011.

Comments are closed.

Categories

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2019
WHITE PAPERS

Mission-Critical Broadband – Why Governments Should Partner with Commercial Operators:
Many governments embrace mobile network operator (MNO) networks as ...

ARA at Scale: How to Choose a Solution That Grows With Your Needs:
Application release automation (ARA) tools enable best practices in...

The Multi-Model Database:
Part of the “new normal” where data and cloud applications are ...

Featured

Archives

Latest Comments

Social Networks