Organizer of Avalanche cyber network detained in Kyiv

16:40, 26 February 2018

The organizer of the international cyber network ‘Avalanche’ which infected up to half a million computers in the world with the viruses every day was detained by the officers of the Cyber police in Kyiv. The police found the false passport, laptop, money and flash cards during the search at the apartment rented by the offender.

The system worked more than seven years and its organizer was detained in 2016. However, Poltava Court refused to arrest him and the man disappeared. The criminal proceeding is opened due to the money laundering. The losses inflicted by this hackers’ group estimated in hundreds of millions of euro.