£2m reward to catch super-hacker

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Published: Wednesday 25th February 2015 by The News Editor

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The US government is offering a reward of nearly £2 million for information leading to the arrest of a man America dubs one of the world’s most prolific cyber-hackers.

Evgeniy Bogachev, who is believed to be in Russia, was indicted in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, last year, on charges including bank fraud and conspiracy and his pictures have been plastered on Wanted signs distributed by the FBI.

Bogachev is accused of acting as ringleader for a massive hacking operation that installed malicious software on victims’ computers to capture bank account numbers, passwords and other sensitive information.

Despite the three million-dollar reward, arresting overseas hackers is difficult for American authorities, particularly in countries like Russia where there is no extradition treaty.

Published: Wednesday 25th February 2015 by The News Editor

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