Hacker Allegedly Behind One of Most Destructive Viruses in History Due in Court

Aaron Katersky and Alyssa Newcomb report:

One of the alleged masterminds behind what has been called “one of the most financially destructive computer viruses in history” is expected to appear this afternoon in a New York federal courtroom.

Deniss Calovskis, a Latvian national, was arrested in November 2012 for his alleged role in writing some of the code that allowed the Gozi virus to be so effective. The malicious code infected at least 40,000 computers in the U.S., including NASA computers, and was allegedly used to steal tens of millions of dollars from bank accounts around the world, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

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