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Armenian hacker sentenced to 4 years in prison

17:57, 21.05.2012 Region: Armenia Theme: Society, Innovations

YEREVAN.- An Armenian hacker was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment by Yerevan court, Aravot newspaper reports.

Georgi Avanesov has been under custody since November 2010. Avanesov’s lawyer said the judgment would be applied.

 A 27-year-old Armenian citizen was detained at the Yerevan airport suspected of being a coordinator of Bredolab “botnet” (botnet is a collection of software agents that run autonomously and automatically and enable the hacker to perform certain actions using data of the attacked computer).

Bredolab infected about 3 million computers in a month and sent 3.6 billion e-mails. The letter contained a text telling about death of a famous person and invited a user to open the file. Computer was infected after the malicious file was opened.

It enabled to obtain personal information by recording logins, passwords and financial data.

Earlier Armenian informed that Avanesov had been wanted since October, 2010 through Interpol by the Dutch police.

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