Bredolab Bot Herder Gets 4 Years for 30 Million Infections

Armenia handed down its first computer crime sentence on Tuesday with punishment of the mastermind behind the Bredolab botnet. A district court sentenced 27-year-old Georgy Avanesov, a Russian citizen of Armenian descent, to four years in prison on charges of creating and spreading the Bredolab virus that infected an estimated 30 million computers around the world. The malware siphoned bank account passwords and other confidential information from infected computers…

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