The FBI is satisfied that Russian national Aleksandr Andreevich Panin pleaded guilty for his part within the Spyeye botnet banking trojan attacks. The FBI released the guilty plea within a report on its site, including it has been happy to have appreahended and taken care of this individual.
Spyeye was accountable for millions of dollars stolen, in accordance with the FBI, as it had a large amount of compromised machines at its disposal, apparently more than a million, along with a rather large list of paying clients.
“The next person you peddle your malware to could be an FBI undercover employee,” said FBI executive assistant director Rick McFeely. “Regardless of where you live, we will use all the tools in our toolbox – including undercover operations and extraditions – to hold cyber criminals accountable for profiting illicitly from US computer users.”
The united states department of Justice had the international cooperation to thank for the hacker’s arrest, and declared Us residents have enough to be concerned about without malware attacks, botnets information breaches.
“Given the recent revelations of massive thefts of financial information from large retail stores across the country, Americans do not need to be reminded how devastating it is when cyber criminals surreptitiously install malicious codes on computer networks and then siphon away private information from unsuspecting consumers,” stated US acting assistant attorney general Mythili Raman.
Panin was the main programmer and distributor of the Spyeye virus, which operated for about two years. One of his customers is believed to have made over $3.2m in a six month period by using the botnet.