Google Sues Two Russian Nationals for Their Role in Creating Login-Stealing Glupteba Botnet
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In a complaint unsealed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Google is suing two Russian nationals it claims are part of a criminal enterprise that has` infiltrated more than a million computers and devices worldwide.
Google names two defendants, Dmitry Starovikov and Alexander Filippov, as well as 15 unnamed individuals, for their role in creating a “botnet” known as Glupteba, used by threat actors for illicit purposes, including the theft and unauthorized use of Google users’ login and account information. Google said the Glupteba botnet stands out for its “technical sophistication.” As part of the investigation, Google used Chainalysis products and investigative services to help understand the botnet. (Jamie Tarabay / Bloomberg)
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