Kelihos botnet

Pierluigi Paganini December 12, 2021
Russian national sentenced to 48 months in prison for helping Kelihos Botnet to evade detection

A United States court has sentenced to four years in prison for the Russian citizen Oleg Koshkin for his role in Kelihos Botnet development. Oleg Koshkin (41) has been sentenced to 48 months in prison for one count of conspiracy to commit computer fraud and abuse and one count of computer fraud and abuse. Russian […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 17, 2021
Oleg Koshkin was convicted for operating a crypting service also used by Kelihos botnet

Russian national Oleg Koshkin was convicted for operating a “crypting” service used to obfuscate the Kelihos bot from antivirus software. Russian national Oleg Koshkin was convicted for charges related to the operation of a malware crypting service used by the Kelihos botnet to obfuscate malware and evade detection. “According to court documents and evidence introduced at trial, Oleg Koshkin, […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 24, 2017
US authorities indicted the suspected operator of the Kelihos Botnet

The Russian hacker Petr Levashov has been indicted in connection with the infamous Kelihos Botnet that was recently dismantled. It isn’t a good period for Russian cyber criminals, last week Roman Valeryevich Seleznev, aka “Track2”, was sentenced to 27 years in prison, he was convicted of causing $170 million in damage by hacking into point-of-sale systems. Today the […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 28, 2014
Russian Hackers disguise Kelihos bot as Anti-Government Software

Russian Hackers are spreading the Kelihos Trojan leading victims into believing that it is a software to hit Western Governments. Kelihos botnet is still active and exploited by the cybercrime ecosystem to monetize its effort as discovered by security experts at Bitdefender. Cyber criminals have a single purpose, to earn money by any means, for this reason it is […]