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Botnet operator for the theft of bitcoins received four years in the USA in the United States
The court in the United States sentenced Russian Oleg Koshkin to four years in prison for organizing the malicious Kelihos work, which, among other things, was engaged in theft of funds from bitcoin-wallets.
According to the US Ministry of Justice, the convicted man controlled the encryption service for Botnet, which allowed him to hide it for antivirus programs and led to infection of about hundred thousand computers around the world.
Koshkin was arrested in California in September 2019, from that moment he was in custody. In the summer of 2021, the jury found him guilty of cybercrime.
The Russian worked with the King of Spam Peter Levashov. The latter in the United States is accused of having controlled a network of large Betnets Storm Worm, Waledac and Kelihos for 20 years.
Levashov was detained in Spain in 2017, in 2018 he was extradited in the United States. In July 2021 Ще більше росіян , the court sentenced the “King of Spam” to an already departed period of 2.7 years.
Botnet Kelihos first appeared in December 2010. It was used to send spam to Canadian pharmaceutical companies, conducting DDOS attacks, theft of personal data and funds with bitcoin wallets. The peak of activities included about 110,000 devices. In 2017, the activities of Kelihos ceased.
Recall that in early December, Google filed a lawsuit against the alleged creators of Botnet Glupteba, who infected more than a million Windows computers for hidden cryptocurrency mining.
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