Russian national, author of NeverQuest banking trojan, pleads guilty

A Russian national pleaded guilty today in a New York court of creating, running, and infecting users with the NeverQuest banking trojan –also known as Snifula and Vawtrack.

The man’s name is Stanislav Vitaliyevich Lisov, a Russian national who went online under the names of “Black” and “Blackf,” and who, according to a Department of Justice press release, “was responsible for key aspects of the creation and administration” of the NeverQuest malware botnet.

More specifically, DOJ officials say Lisov was the one responsible with renting and then managing the servers that supported the NeverQuest trojan’s backbone, the servers to which infected computers would connect, get instructions, and send stolen information.

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Source: ZDNet