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U.S. offers $3 million for info on Russian cybercriminal

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by Joseph Earnest Febraury 24, 2015


Newscast Media WASHINGTON—The State Department is offering a reward of up to $3 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, a Russian national wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for his alleged participation in a major cyber racketeering enterprise.

The software, known as "Zeus" and "GameOver Zeus," enabled contributors to the scheme to steal banking information and empty the compromised accounts, resulting in the theft of more than $100 million from U.S. businesses and consumers.

The State Department said Bogachev, also known online as "lucky12345" and "slavik," allegedly acted as an administrator in a scheme that installed malicious software on more than one million computers without authorization.

Bogachev currently appears on the FBI’s Cyber’s Most Wanted list. He is believed to be at large in Russia. Add Comments>>












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