Hacker Who Helped Infect Million Computers Pleads Guilty

Erik Larson reports:

A Latvian hacker pleaded guilty in New York to helping develop a virus that infected more than a million computers worldwide, tricking online banking customers into revealing passwords and other security information.

Deniss Calovskis, 30, faces as long as two years in prison under a plea deal reached with U.S. prosecutors after being extradited from Latvia in 2013. He could’ve been sentenced to as long as 10 years.

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