Sophia Pearson reports:
An accused Russian hacker faces U.S. charges over his suspected development of malicious computer software that cybercriminals used to steal more than $100 million from businesses and consumers since 2011.
Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, 30, ran a criminal ring responsible for Gameover Zeus and Cryptolocker, a form of malware known as ransomware, the U.S. Justice Department said today in court papers unsealed in Pittsburgh federal court. Zeus infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide, the U.S. said. Bogachev remains at large. He was last known to live in Anapa, Russia, and also owns property in Krasnodar, according to a Federal Bureau of Investigations Wanted poster.
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