Spanish police announced the arrest of Russians for stealing millions of virus


The FBI for two years led an investigation against Russian programmer Stanislaus Lisova for the development and use of NeverQuest virus that spreads through social networks, email, and file transfer. The malware resulted in the loss of people millions of dollars. About it reports Reuters referring to the Spanish police.

According to the Agency, after checking controlled by lisovy servers in France and Germany were discovered stolen from the banks database, including the status of accounts. On one of the servers the files were stored with millions of details associated with access to the accounts, including user names, passwords and security questions, he told police.

The police also added that during his stay in Catalonia foxes a few days was under surveillance by law enforcement agencies because of the international arrest warrant. He was arrested on 13 January at the airport waiting for a flight to another European country. According to police, he is suspected of fraudulent management of the network.

According to Reuters, the Supreme court of Spain to decide the question of extradition Lisova in the United States.

On the eve of the lawyer of the International Committee for the protection of human rights Alexander Ionov, representing the interests of Lisova, said that he had received documents from the U.S. justice Department. They specify the charges that you want to present to his client, “criminal conspiracy to commit hacking of computer systems” and “conspiracy to commit fraud using electronic means of communication.” In total for both charges Russian citizen could face up to 35 years in prison.

In the documents of the Ministry of justice also States that the developer allegedly engaged in illegal activities in 2014 under the alias of black, and his tracks were recorded on servers in Germany and France. Ions called the accusations, the US-led “false” and the case “sushima on the knee” “for example, Yaroshenko” (a Russian pilot, serving sentences in the United States on charges of trying to smuggle drugs. —).

In the Kremlin on January 19 commented on the detention of Lisova. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that Russia will not allow “infringement of the rights and interests of Russians everywhere in the world, if there is no reason”.

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