Nice work if you can get it.
The FBI is reportedly offering a tidy $3 million reward for anyone who helps them catch Russian hacker Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev.
Bogachev is allegedly the mastermind of the GameOver Zeus malware gang that has made a fortune by infecting computers and breaking into online bank accounts.
Since GameOver Zeus first poked its ugly head above the parapets in September 2011, it is estimated to have caused some $100 million in financial losses.
Clearly the US authorities are feeling frustrated that they haven’t caught Bogachev yet (they first issued “Wanted poster” for him in mid-2014), and are upping the ante by offering a cool $3 million to tempt someone into sharing details of where Bogachev is now, and what he might be up to.
According to the computer crime-fighting authorities in the United States, Bogachev – who uses online aliases such as “Lucky12345”, “Slavik” and “Pollingsoon” – likes to potter around the Black Sea in his boat.
So, if you’re in the area for work or your vacation later this year, be sure to keep an eye out for him.
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