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24-year-old Russian Hacker and Developer of SpyEye Banking Trojan pleads guilty

24-year-old Russian Hacker and Developer of SpyEye Banking Trojan pleads guilty

January 29, 2014Swati Khandelwal
A Russian man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in a federal court in Atlanta on Tuesday for developing and distributing a malicious banking malware ' SpyEye ' that infected more than 1.4 million computers worldwide since 2009. Aleksandr Andreevich Panin , a 24 year old programmer, also known as Gribodemon and Harderman , was the main author of ' SpyEye ', a sophisticated malware designed to steal people's identities and financial information, including online banking credentials, credit card information, user names, passwords and PINs from their bank accounts without their knowledge. The SpyEye secretly infects the victim's computer and gives the remote control to the cybercriminals who remotely access the infected computer through command and control servers and steal victims' personal and financial information through a variety of techniques, including web injects, keystroke loggers, and credit card grabbers without authorization. Between 2009 and
Algerian Hacker linked to SpyEye virus extradited to US

Algerian Hacker linked to SpyEye virus extradited to US

May 04, 2013Mohit Kumar
The Algerian hacker linked with the SpyEye computer virus, designed to steal financial and personal information was extradited by Thailand to the United States to face charges that he hijacked customer accounts at more than 200 banks and financial institutions and have been used to steal more than $100 million in the last five years. A SpyEye allowed cybercriminals to alter the display of Web pages in the victims' browsers as a way to trick them into turning over personal financial information. The virus only impacts PCs and not Macintosh operating systems. A report issued last year by security firms McAfee said that about a dozen cybercrime groups have been using variants of Zeus and SpyEye, which automate the process of transferring money from bank accounts. The stolen funds are transferred to prepaid debit cards or into accounts controlled by money mules, allowing the mules to withdraw the money and wire it to the attackers. Hamza Bendelladj , also known as
Arrested 'Happy Hacker' is the ZeuS Botnet Mastermind

Arrested 'Happy Hacker' is the ZeuS Botnet Mastermind

January 11, 2013Mohit Kumar
Last week, Happy Hacker   arrested in Thailand on charges of stealing millions from online bank accounts. According to new reports same hacker alleged as ZeuS Mastermind and used to have the profile of a miscreant nicknamed " bx1 ," a hacker fingered by Microsoft before as a major operator of botnets powered by the ZeuS banking trojan .  He remained smiling throughout a press conference in which Thai police explained that Thailand will seek to extradite Mr Bendelladj to the US state of Georgia, where a court has issued a warrant for his arrest. 24-year-old Algerian Hacker , Hamza Bendelladj   arrested at a Bangkok airport enroute from Malaysia to Egypt. The ZeuS botnet is one of the most notorious in existence, and it's also one that has earned its masters some pretty massive payouts. The Email ID's  daniel.h.b@universityofsutton.com , and danieldelcore@hotmail.com  mentioned by Microsoft in a complaint submitted to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern Distr
FBI wanted Algerian Hacker Arrested in Thailand

FBI wanted Algerian Hacker Arrested in Thailand

January 07, 2013Mohit Kumar
Thai police arrested an Algerian Hacker, wanted by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation for allegedly making millions from cybercrime.  Hamza Bendelladj , 24, was arrested late Sunday while attempting to transit through Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport from Malaysia. Police confiscated from Bendelladj two laptops, one tablet computer, a satellite phone and a number of external hard drives, where satellite phone and notebook computer were his main tools, the commissioner said. Bendelladj graduated in computer sciences from Algeria in 2008, has allegedly hacked private accounts in 217 banks and financial companies worldwide. " With just one transaction he could earn 10 to 20 million dollars ," Lt Gen Phanu said. " He's been travelling the world flying first class and living a life of luxury. " Bendelladj will be extradited to the U.S. state of Georgia, where a district court has issued an arrest warrant. " I'm not in the top 10, maybe just
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