2017 Biggest Cybercrime Arrests

2017-12-26 18:35:42 | Cybercriminals often elude authorities but sometimes law enforcement makes a big score and miscreants find themselves in front of a judge and eventually behind bars.
Mark Vartanyan, also known as “Kolypto,” who was extradited to the U.S. from Norway in December 2016. Vartanyan later plead guilty March 20, 2017 for his role as a Citiadel malware toolkit co-developer and was sentenced July 19, 2017 to five years in federal prison. The hacker was charged with computer fraud and was responsible for developing, improving, maintaining and distributing the malware between August 2012 and January 2013 and again between April 2014 and June 2014. During this time period the malware stole the financial account credentials and personally identifiable information from victim computer networks affecting nearly 11 million computers worldwide causing more than $500 million in loses.