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Russian authorities arrest operator of Carberp bank botnet | SC Magazine


Russian authorities have apprehended the person believed to be behind a banking trojan botnet responsible for stealing around $4.5 million from unsuspecting victims.

The 22-year-old Russian man is accused of using a modified versions of the Carberp banking trojan to steal login details and digital signatures from compromised computers, according to a statement Friday from the Russian Interior Ministry. Authorities from “K,” the agency’s anti-cyber crime division, apprehended the man at his home and confiscated computers, software and documents after a 10-month-long investigation. The suspect used the online handles “Hermes” and “Arashi,” according to the statement.

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