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Romanian Duo Receives Jailtime For Infecting 400,000 With Malware

December 10, 2019


A Romanian duo has been sentenced to jail time for infecting 400,000 computers with malware that stole credentials and financial information and scammed victims out of millions of dollars.

The two Romanian hackers, Bogdan Nicolescu, 37, and Radu Miclaus, 37, were sentenced to 20 years and 18 years in prison, respectively, on Friday. The sentencing comes after the pair were each convicted in April by a federal jury in Ohio on 21 charges, including conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit service marks, aggravated identity theft, conspiracy to commit money laundering and 12 counts each of wire fraud.

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