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In Ukraine detained one of the world’s biggest hackers

В Украине задержали одного из крупнейших мировых хакеров The damage from the activities of the hacker group led by the detainee, made hundreds of millions of euros.

The organizer of the international criminal platform known as “Avalanche”, was detained yesterday in Kiev. Police found his passport of citizen of Ukraine in the name of another person, in which the attacker arrived in the capital. Today, February 26, the court will choose the measure of restraint in Poltava.

Network “Avalanche” worked for 7 years. In its elimination were involved law enforcement officers from over 30 countries. 30 Nov 2016 international police conducted a special operation on the elimination of this cyber network. Then, in Poltava militiamen detained also the organizer of this criminal activity – 33-the summer local resident.

1 Dec 2016 Oktyabrskiy district court of Poltava were considered the petition of the representative of the General Prosecutor’s office about his arrest. In the choice of that measure of restraint, the court refused, after which the suspect disappeared from the courtroom. Later, he was declared internationally wanted.

According to Ukrainian law, he is charged with involvement in the Commission of several criminal offences. At the same time, prosecutors and police lüneburg (Federal Republic of Germany) investigated the criminal case against the international criminal infrastructure platform, known as “Avalanche”, which was used as a platform to launch and manage a massive global malware attacks and money laundering.

In Germany, according to experts, this resulted in damage to more than 6 million euros. In addition, monetary losses associated with cyber-attacks conducted by the network “Avalanche”, according to preliminary estimates, amounted to hundreds of millions of euros worldwide.

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