Thursday, 30 March 2017

Russian Hacker Pleads Guilty for Role in Infamous Linux Ebury Malware

The US Department of Justice announced yesterday that Maxim Senakh, 41, of Velikii Novgorod, Russia, pleaded guilty for his role in the creation of the Ebury malware and for maintaining its infamous botnet. US authorities indicted Senakh in January 2015, and the law enforcement detained the hacker in Finland in August of the same year. Finland approved Senakh’s extradition to the US in January 2016, but not without the classic rhetoric from Russian authorities who called the extradition process “legal abuse,” and the practice of arresting Russian citizens abroad an “illegal practice” and “witch hunt.”

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer

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