US Places $3m Bounty on Malware Hacker's Head

By Gary Cutlack on at

Evgeniy Bogachev, suspected of being a key hacker behind a massive malware scam, is now the subject of an enormous bounty, with US authorities offering $3m (£1.9m) for information leading to his arrest.

He's already been charged in the US over an alleged role in a $100m cybercrime operated by the GameOver Zeus network, which threw financial services malware onto around one million computers around the world. His rap sheet is quite spectacular, as the FBI profile says he's wanted for...

Conspiracy to Participate in Racketeering Activity; Bank Fraud; Conspiracy to Violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act; Conspiracy to Violate the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act; Aggravated Identity Theft; Conspiracy; Computer Fraud; Wire Fraud; Money Laundering; Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud

...and is known to hang around online under the username of lucky12345, should you happen to bang into him over on Reddit or somewhere. [BBC]