A US court sentenced Oleg Koshkin, a Russian accused of cybercrimes, to four years in prison. About it reported on the website of the US Department of Justice.
This summer, a jury found him guilty on charges of running a cryptographic service that hides malware.
According to investigators, Koshkin, in partnership with the “king of spam”, Russian Petr Levashov, ran a network of large botnets sending spam. Together with their accomplices, they have worked over the years to “bypass our most basic cyber defenses to spread malware on a truly global scale,” said FBI agent David Sodeberg.
Koshkin was arrested in California in September 2019. Levashov was detained in Spain in 2017, a year later he was extradited to the United States. He was accused of running three botnets – Storm Worm, Waledac and Kelihos. In July, the court sentenced him to 33 months in prison, a term he has already served.
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