A Ukrainian man was arrested in Poland and extradited to the US to face charges as an alleged botnet operator.
The US Department of Justice (DoJ) said this week that Glib Oleksandr Ivanov-Tolpintsev was taken into custody in Korczowa, Poland, on October 3 last year. As the US and Poland have an extradition treaty, the 28-year-old was then sent to the US to face charges that could land him up to 17 years in federal prison, if found guilty.
Originally from Chernivtsi, Ukraine, Ivanov-Tolpintsev is suspected of being the operator of a botnet that was able to enslave devices infected with malware and automatically perform brute-force attacks against other internet-facings systems.
If there is no protection in place to stop these attacks from occurring, brute-force attacks will try out username and password combinations in the hopes of finding the right key. Once secured, these login details can be used to
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