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Russian maker Citadel malware gets five years in prison

Russian maker Citadel malware gets five years in prison

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A Russian software developer has been sentenced to a prison sentence of five years. He was responsible for the development of the malware Citadel.

That the court in the Us state of Atlanta, according to AP.

According to the prosecutors, was Citadel since 2011, offered, as a means to personal data and logins for financial sites to steal. The man was not the hoofdverantwoordelijk for the malware, but was a contributor to the technology behind it.

The condemned man is originally from Moscow and moved to Norway for a medical company to work with. From that country, he worked on the malware. He was in Norway was arrested, where he was stuck until he was extradited to the United States.

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The prosecutors demanded a relatively low prison sentence of five years, because the man is his regret had been expressed. Then he had the government helped in combating the malware.

The five-year prison sentence, the two years that he was stuck in Norway are deducted. He will later be deported.

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