Evgeniy Bogachev: The shaven-headed hacker who likes to go boating around the Black Sea

Have you seen this man? If so, the FBI would love to know his whereabouts.

Bogachev mugshot

He is Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, the alleged mastermind of the GameOver Zeus malware gang that has infected innocent users’ computers, broken into online bank accounts, and stolen millions of dollars.

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A “Wanted” poster issued by the FBI, gives so much personal information about Bogachev (who goes by the online aliases of “lucky12345”, “slavik”, and “Pollingsoon”) that you could almost believe you have accessed his Facebook profile:

Date of Birth: October 28, 1983
Height: Approximately 5’9″
Weight: Approximately 180 pounds
Occupation: Bogachev works in the Information Technology field.
Hair: Brown (usually shaves his head)
Eyes: Brown
Sex: Male
Race: White

Remarks: Bogachev was last known to reside in Anapa, Russia. He is known to enjoy boating and may travel to locations along the Black Sea in his boat. He also owns property in Krasnodar, Russia.

The US authorities say that so far co-operation with their Russian counterparts has been “productive”, but I am sure they would also appreciate you keeping an eye open.

I must admit, I gave a wry smile about one part of the FBI’s profile of Bogachev:

Occupation

Occupation: Bogachev works in the Information Technology field.

No kidding.


Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

One comment on “Evgeniy Bogachev: The shaven-headed hacker who likes to go boating around the Black Sea”

  1. Jeremy

    I burst out laughing when I read his profession on a website a few hours ago. I find it funny they even bothered saying that.

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