Peter Levashov

A US federal judge sentenced Russian hacker Peter Levashov to 33 months, time served, and three years of supervised release for his role in operating the Kelihos botnet. The creator of the Kelihos Botnet, Peter Yuryevich Levashov (40), was sentenced to 33 months, time served, and three years of supervised release. Levashev used the pseudonym of […]

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A federal judge in Connecticut today handed down a sentence of time served to spam kingpin Peter “Severa” Levashov, a prolific purveyor of malicious and junk email, and the creator of malware strains that infected millions of Microsoft computers globally. Levashov has been in federal custody since his extradition to the United States and guilty plea in 2018, and was facing up to 12 more years in prison. Instead, he will go free under three years of supervised release and a possible fine.

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