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Russian Hacker Gets 4.5 Years For Computer Fraud

Law360, Los Angeles (September 29, 2015, 8:03 PM EDT) -- A Russian man was sentenced to four and a half years in prison for his part in the distribution of malicious Citadel software, which has infected 11 million computers worldwide and has caused $500 million in losses, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

Dimitry Belorossov, 22, who goes by the screen alias Rainerfox, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Thomas W. Thrash Jr. to federal prison followed by three years of supervised release and ordered to pay restitution of about $320,000. He pled guilty in July 2014 to...
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