3 Men Charged With Conspiracy Over Data-Stealing Gozi Virus

Law360, New York (January 23, 2013, 7:56 PM EST) -- Three men were hit with conspiracy charges over their roles in the global spread and use of the potent Gozi virus that stole personal bank account information and infected more than 40,000 computers in the U.S., prosecutors said Wednesday.

Russian national Nikita Kuzmin, 25, Latvian citizen Deniss Calovskis, 27, and Romanian Mihai Paunescu, 28, were accused of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, among other charges, for their roles in producing and distributing a virus that was identified in 2007, according to prosecutors who said Wednesday that...
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