April 21, 2017 / 7:54 PM / 4 months ago

Russian charged in Connecticut with operating Kelihos botnet

April 21 (Reuters) - A federal grand jury in Connecticut has returned an eight-count indictment charging a Russian national with operating the Kelihos botnet, a global network of tens of thousands of infected computers, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.

Peter Yuryevich Levashov, 36, was indicted on Thursday by a grand jury in Bridgeport and charged with causing intentional damage to a protected computer and wire fraud, among other counts, the department said in a statement.

Reporting by Eric Beech in Washington; Editing by Eric Walsh

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