Russian man sentenced to 4.5 years in prison for using Citadel malware

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A Russian man was sentenced to 4.5 years in prison on Tuesday by an Atlanta-based federal judge in Atlanta for using the financial malware known as Citadel.

According to federal prosecutors, Dimitry Belorossov, 22, of St. Petersburg, pleaded guilty last year to one count of conspiring to commit computer fraud while using the software to gain access to over 7,000 computer systems. He will also have to pay $322,409.09 in restitution.

In 2014, Ars reported how the malware was being used to target password managers and financial data.

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