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US readies prison cell for another Russian Trickbot developer

December 1, 2023

Another member of the Trickbot malware crew now faces a lengthy prison sentence amid US law enforcement’s ongoing search for its leading members.

Russian national Vladimir Dunaev, 40, faces a maximum sentence of 35 years in prison for his involvement in the now-shuttered Trickbot malware, which was often used to deploy ransomware.

Pleading guilty to the charges against him on Thursday, Dunaev was one of the developers behind Trickbot – malware that was used to attack various organizations including hospitals and schools.

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