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Russian hacker Pavel Sitnikov arrested for distributing malware via Telegram

Pavel Sitnikov (@Flatl1ne), a prominent figure of the hacking underground, was arrested earlier this month by Russian authorities on charges of distributing malware via his Freedom F0x Telegram channel.

The Russian hacker is a member of multiple underground hacking communities where he offered for sale the source code of multiple malware strains, including Alina, Carberp, Dexter, Rovnix, and Tinba.

Russian police raided Pavel Sitnikov’s home in the Pskov region on May 20.

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