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Five Years in Jail for Making Viruses and Assisting a Prohibited Group

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ByEsme Greene

Sep 1, 2023
Five years in prison for creating viruses and supporting a banned organization
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The Temryuksky District Court convicted a Krasnodar Territory citizen guilty of many charges. This involves not only the development and dissemination of malware, but also the monetary assistance of the FBK (Anti-Corruption Fund), a group that is not allowed to operate in Russia.

What is Known About the Criminal

According to information provided by the press office of the Krasnodar Territory courts, the suspect stole foreigners’ bank card information and then used some of the money to finance the Anti-Corruption Fund (FBK). This person planned the hacking of computers belonging to people in Western European and American countries. 

They worked along with online traffickers who disseminated infected files via email in order to do this. Each collaborator in this operation earned money of $250 for infecting every 1,000 PCs with malicious software.

The accused executed transactions across a multitude of platforms, adeptly maintaining the pilfered information on their personal computer. Ultimately, the individual was apprehended by agents of the Federal Security Service (FSB) operating within the Krasnodar Territory. As a consequence of their actions, the defendant has been sentenced to a five-year imprisonment term, coupled with a monetary penalty amounting to 200,000 rubles.

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