Maxim Senakh of Russia has admitted to his involvement in a computer fraud scheme that generated millions of dollars in an illegal botnet conspiracy affecting tens of thousands globally, according to the US Department of Justice.
According to the DoJ, Senakh and his accomplices used Ebury malware to steal log-in credentials of their victims and created a botnet connecting thousands of infected servers worldwide. They then allegedly used the botnet for illegal schemes such as click-fraud and email spam.
Senakh - who was charged in January 2015 and later arrested in Finland and extradited to the US - will be sentenced in August this year.
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