Spammer’s Arrest Puts End to Kelihos Botnet

Michael Mimoso reports:

The alleged Russian botmaster behind the Kelihos botnet was arrested while on vacation in Spain, putting an end to a seven-year cybercrime operation that foisted hundreds of millions of spam messages on consumers, as well as a dangerous array of banking malware and ransomware.

Pyotr Levashov, also known as Peter Severa and a handful of other aliases, was arrested on Sunday by authorities in Barcelona.

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