Russian Pleads Guilty to Aiding Massive Hacks in U.S.

GettyA Russian national who was extradited to the U.S. last year over Kremlin objections pleaded guilty in a Virginia federal courtroom Monday to conspiracy and aiding and abetting computer intrusion, admitting he operated a dark web service that helped thousands of hackers conceal malware from detection.Jurijs Martisevs, a 36-year-old Moscovite arrested on a trip to Latvia, helped run a service called Scan4you that filled a crucial niche in the underground economy. Before deploying a piece of malware, hackers need to know it won't be immediately detected and quarantined by the...

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By: The Daily Beast - Tuesday, 13 March

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