Russian TrickBot Mastermind Gets 5-Year Prison Sentence for Cybercrime Spree

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) announced that 40-year-old Russian national Vladimir Dunaev has been sentenced to five years and four months in prison for his involvement in developing and disseminating the TrickBot virus.

This development occurs about two months after Dunaev entered a guilty plea to charges of identity theft, computer fraud, and conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud.

“Hospitals, schools, and businesses were among the millions of TrickBot victims who suffered tens of millions of dollars in losses,” the Department of Justice stated. “While active, TrickBot malware, which acted as an initial intrusion vector into victim computer systems read more Russian TrickBot Mastermind Gets 5-Year Prison Sentence for Cybercrime Spree.

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