Russian Cyber-Criminal Sentenced in Armenian Court
The cybercrime mastermind who created the ‘Bredolab’ botnet has been sentenced to four years in jail.
Georgiy Avanesov of Russia has been sentenced in an Armenian court – the first time a cyber-criminal has been convicted in Armenia.
The botnet was sending out an estimated 3.0 billion E-Mails a day on behalf of scammers; this was all done using a network of standard everyday computers from all over the world.
The owner of the botnet has an income of about £80,000 a month for his efforts – at the cost of money from the people who were scammed.
In 2010 the police managed to corner the botnet and take control – releasing those computers which were infected and stopping the high volume of spam from being sent.