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A Kostroma Resident Was Sentenced to 7.5 years in Prison for Producing Malware

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Jul 14, 2023
Kostroma resident sentenced for malware

A Kostroma resident was sentenced to 7.5 years in a correctional camp for building hacking programs. Based on the FSB’s regional section, the young guy was a member of an organized criminal cell and assisted in the theft of money from electronic accounts of Russian citizens from other areas.

For his efforts, he earned a monthly monetary compensation ranging from $1,000 to 3,000 US dollars from the criminal group’s organizer. More than 2 billion rubles were taken through the electronic banking system using malicious software modules designed by him. Employees of the Federal Security Service discovered the group’s activities.

What is Known About the Hacker

The illicit actions of a local resident who was a member of an organized illicit organization working on the land of 14 component units of the Russian Federation were stopped, according to Alexander Bogoslovsky, the FSB’s official representative in the Kostroma area of Russia. More than 2 billion rubles were lost due to unlawful activity.

In Kostroma, a hacker has already been detained on many occasions. The Dmitrievsky District Court of the city of Kostroma issued a decision in 2016 on the arrest of a 37-year-old hacker who was charged with stealing more than 1.2 billion rubles from the accounts of many banks.