Author Topic: Operator of Scan4You Malware-Scanning sentenced to 14 Years in prison  (Read 323 times)

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BY: September 22, 2018  By Pierluigi Paganini

Bondars was convicted of conspiracy to violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and computer intrusion with intent to cause damage.

“A Latvian “non-citizen,” meaning a citizen of the former USSR who resided in Riga, Latvia, was sentenced to 168 months in prison today for offenses related to his operation of “Scan4you,” an online counter antivirus service that helped computer hackers determine whether the computer viruses and other malicious software they created would be detected by antivirus software, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. ” reads the press release published by DoJ.

Scan4you is a VirusTotal like online multi-engine antivirus scanning service that could be used by vxers to test evasion abilities of their malware against the major antiviruses.

Unlike VirusTotal, Scan4you offered a totally anonymous service to its users, this means that data related to the scans of uploaded files were not shared with the antivirus firms.

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