How the feds brought down a notorious Russian hacker
Donna Leinwand Leger and Anna Arutunyan report:
Sasha Panin called himself “Gribodemon,” and his evil works in the world of cybercrime have bedeviled millions.
Panin is a 20-something Russian computer whiz who until a few years ago lived in obscurity with his grandmother in this struggling riverside city.
Working from a Moscow apartment, federal prosecutors say, Panin developed SpyEye, one of the most destructive computer software programs ever launched in the Internet’s criminal underworld, the dark Web where hackers ply their trade.
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