U.S. Takes Down Kelihos Botnet After Its Russian Operator Arrested in Spain

By [email protected] (Mohit Kumar) A Russian computer hacker arrested over the weekend in Barcelona was apparently detained for his role in a massive computer botnet, and not for last year’s US presidential election hack as reported by the Russian media.

Peter Yuryevich Levashov, 32-years-old Russian computer programmer, suspected of operating the Kelihos botnet — a global network of over 100,000 infected computers that was

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