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Kelihos botmaster pleads guilty in U.S. District Court in Connecticut

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The creator of the infamousKelihos Botnet,Peter Yuryevich Levashov (38) pleaded guilty this week to computer crime, fraud, conspiracy and identity theft charges.

Yuryevich Levashov (38), the botmaster of the dreadedKelihos Botnet pleaded guilty this week to computer crime, fraud, conspiracy and identity theft charges.

In April 2017, the United States Department of Justice announced thatPeter Yuryevich Levashov(36) (also known as Petr Levashov, Peter Severa, Petr Severa and Sergey Astakhov) was arrested in Barcelonafor his involvement with the infamousKelihos botnet.Levashov wasextraditedto the United States in February.

“Peter Yuryevich Levashov, aka “Petr Levashov,” “Peter Severa,” “Petr Severa” and “Sergey Astakhov,” 38, of St. Petersburg, Russia, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Hartford, Connecticut, to offenses stemming from his operation of the Kelihos botnet, which he used to facilitate malicious activities including harvesting login credentials,...(continued)

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