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US offer $ 3 million for Russian cybercriminal


The United States offer three million dollars for information that could lead to the arrest of Yevgeny Bogatsjov. According to the American justice he is one of the most important cyber criminals at the moment.

Bogatsjov, who is also known under the pseudonym ‘ lucky12345 ‘ and ‘ slavik ‘, is accused of being behind a network that without permission illegal software installed on more than 1 million computers, so writes the US State Department in a press release.

The users of the software ‘Zeus’ or the more advanced ‘ GameOver Zeus, could steal bank details and plunder the affected accounts. There was more than one hundred million dollars stolen from private individuals and American companies, according to Foreign Affairs.

Bogatsjov is ‘ possibly the most important cyber criminal of this planet ‘, said William Brownfield, working with international judicial cooperation within Foreign Affairs, at a press conference.

Living in Russia

According to the information provided by the American justice Bogatsjov (31) lives in Russia. The FBI has information about him turned over to the Russian intelligence service FSB, said Joseph Desmarest, Assistant Director of the cyber Division of the FBI.

The search for ‘ GameOver Zeus ‘ would have led the FBI to a dozen other countries, including Australia, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Japan.

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