Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

#2170 Russian hacker pleads guilty in global botnet case
A Russian national has pleaded guilty to charges related to a botnet scheme that siphoned millions of dollars from victims worldwide.

On Tuesday, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) said that Maxim Senkh, from Velikii Novgorod, Russia, admitted to participating in what prosecutors call a "criminal enterprise that installed and exploited malicious computer software on tens of thousands of computer servers throughout the world."

The malware, known as Ebury, harvested OpenSSH login credentials from computers and servers that were infected. These stolen details were then used to create the Ebury botnet, a network of 'slave' computers and servers which all accepted instructions from Senkh and co-conspirators through a command and control (C&C) center.
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