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Spain arrests accused Russian spammer at US request

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A Russian man long connected with sending spam emails has been arrested and is being held in Spain, with a law enforcement source contracting news reports saying he was involved with a computer virus linked to U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent election victory. The arrest of Piotr Levashov at the Barcelona airport on Friday was not tied to Russian interference ... Read More »

US dismantles Kelihos botnet after Russian hacker’s arrest

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The arrest last week of a Russian man in Spain was apparently for his role in a massive spam botnet and not related to an ongoing investigation into foreign tampering with last year’s U.S. election. The botnet, called Kelihos, has enslaved hundreds of thousands of computers, and distributed spam and malware to users across the globe. However, the U.S. has taken action ... Read More »