[ISN] FBI offers record $3M reward for Russian hacking suspect

http://www.cnet.com/news/fbi-offers-record-3m-reward-for-russian-hacking-suspect/ By Steven Musil CNET News February 24, 201 The FBI is offering a $3 million reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction of a Russian hacking suspect, the highest bounty ever offered by US authorities in a cybercrime case. Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev is accused of being the mastermind behind the GameOver Zeus botnet, which was used by cybercriminals to steal more than $100 million from businesses and consumers since 2011. A 14-count indictment unsealed last year charged Bogachev, 31, with conspiracy, computer hacking, wire fraud, bank fraud and money laundering. “This reward offer reaffirms the commitment of the US Government to bring those who participate in organized crime to justice, whether they hide online or overseas,” the US Department of State said in a statement. The FBI believes that Bogachev is still living in Russia. […]




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