Pioneering spammer Peter Levashov is sentenced to time served after 33 months
Better known as "Severa," the Russian man was extradited to the U.S. three years ago.
Russian hacker pleads guilty for role in massive botnet schemes
“For over two decades, Peter Levashov operated botnets which enabled him to harvest personal information from infected computers, disseminate spam, and distribute malware used to facilitate multiple scams,” Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski said.
Spanish court will extradite Russian cybercriminal suspect to U.S.
“The ability of botnets like Kelihos to be weaponized quickly for vast and varied types of harms is a dangerous and deep threat to all Americans," a U.S. official said.