Two charged with running hacking service used in ‘major computer intrusions’ of U.S. businesses

Rachel Weiner reports:

Two men from Latvia ran a malware service that has been in operation for more than a decade and used in major attacks against U.S. businesses, according to an indictment unsealed Wednesday in federal court in Alexandria, Va.

The men, along with an alleged co-conspirator in Virginia, designed a buffet of hacking software that they marketed on cybercrime websites, according to prosecutors.

The indictment does not detail which businesses allegedly were affected by the malware or what damage was done by the attacks. The defendants were identified as Ruslans Bondars and Jurijs Martisevs. Both were arrested overseas.

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