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U.S. Offers $3 Million For Info On Alleged Russian Cybercriminal

  • RFE/RL

The U.S. State Department said it is offering a $3 million reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Russian Yevgeny Bogachev, who is accused by the FBI of cybercrimes.

The State Department said in a statement on February 24 that Bogachev, who is believed to be in Russia, has been charged by U.S. officials with running a computer network known as Zeus and GameOver Zeus that is alleged to have stolen at least $100 million from online bank accounts of U.S. businesses and others.

FBI officials said the $3 million reward is the highest ever offered for someone accused of commiting cybercrimes.

The State Department said Bogachev, who is known online as "lucky 12345" and "slavik," was the administrator in a scheme that put malicious, unauthorized software on more than 1 million computers.

With reporting by Reuters
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