Romanian duo convicted in US for using cryptocurrency malware-mining to steal millions


Two Romanian residents have been convicted of infecting over
400,000 individual computers with malware in order to mine
cryptocurrency, and steal victim’s data to sell on the dark web.
Bogdan Nicolescu, 36, and Radu Miclaus, 37, were convicted by a US
jury following a 12-day trial of 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. The majority of the 400,000 computers
Nicolescu and Miclaus hijacked reportedly belonged to US residents
Nicolescu and his co-conspirator Miclaus, who pleaded guilty to the
charges, operated…


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Romanian duo convicted in US for using cryptocurrency malware-mining to steal millions