Ukrainian cyber-crook Being Tried Inside USA Following Transfer from Italy
Sergey Vovnenko a man from Ukraine who's 29-yrs-old has been moved from Italy to New Jersey (USA) for trial following accusation that he operated a botnet while also traded filched credit cards, published theregister.co.uk, October 13, 2015.
From the records prepared in court it's evident that the botnet that Vovnenko ran was a collection of over 13,000 PCs contaminated with malware. He also programmed for acquiring illegal admission into people's computers and for locating, saving and transmitting data stored on the hacked PCs. Following this, Vovnenko along with associates would make illegitimate access of bank accounts with the help of the filched data for making unauthorized cash withdrawals or carrying out other transactions, said prosecutors.
Referring to the indictment, Paul Fishman, U.S. Attorney stated that Vovnenko commandeered numerous PCs for building an army of compromised PCs with which he along with other conspirators invaded more PC-networks and seized precious information. Wspynews.com reported this, October 13, 2015.
After arrest by Italian officials in coordination with United States Secret Service, in Italy during June 2015, Vovnenko protested to not be extradited, however failed. He now may've to serve prison for a maximum of 30-yrs in case proved guilty.
Joseph Clancy Director of Secret Service stated that his agency's investigation would keep on expanding even outside geographical boundaries in spite of such cyber-criminals inadvertently thinking they were anonymous. Wspynews.com reported this.
Meanwhile, other names by which Vovnenko is known are Tomas Rimkis, Fly, Flyck, Flycracker, MUXACC1, Centurion, Darklife and Stranier, according to the Department of Justice, USA.
Brian Krebs Investigative Blogger of Krebsonsecurity.com wrote that once the Ukrainian, referring to Vovnenko, plotted against him and got heroin drugs forcefully dispatched to his house in Virginia, followed with informing cops the moment the drugs came. Nbcnews.com reported this, October 13, 2015.
Krebs wrote that cyber-crooks had harmed him with crazy stuffs because he reported of their vicious acts. However, he did not normally receive the sort of closure that Vovnenko gave. Krebs thus hoped to be physically near 'Fly' some day soon, since the Ukrainian would now be as close as one brief train ride from him.
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