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Russian hacker pleads guilty to Trickbot malware conspiracy

A Russian man, Vladimir Dunaev, has pleaded guilty to his involvement in the distribution and development of the notorious Trickbot malware. The US Department of Justice announced that Dunaev was an integral member of the criminal Trickbot group, known for its sophisticated information-stealing Trojan that defrauded innocent internet users for years. Trickbot stole sensitive data such as online banking passwords, credit card details, and social security numbers, allowing fraudsters to access and steal funds from victims’ bank accounts. It is estimated that Trickbot infected millions of PCs worldwide, impacting individuals, financial institutions, government departments, school districts, and utility firms. Dunaev, also known as “FFX,” was extradited to the United States in 2021 after being arrested at an airport in South Korea due to the Covid-19 pandemic. He faces a maximum of 35 years in prison and is scheduled to be sentenced in March 2024.

Key Points:
1. Vladimir Dunaev, a Russian man, has pleaded guilty to involvement in the distribution and development of the Trickbot malware.
2. Trickbot was a sophisticated information-stealing Trojan that defrauded internet users for years.
3. Stolen data by Trickbot included online banking passwords, credit card details, and social security numbers.
4. Trickbot infected millions of PCs worldwide, impacting individuals, financial institutions, government departments, school districts, and utility firms.
5. Dunaev, also known as “FFX,” was extradited to the United States in 2021 and faces a maximum of 35 years in prison.

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