Russian hacker accused of bank cyber-attacks pleads guilty in US court

Russian programmer Stanislav Lisov, extradited to the United States from Spain in 2018, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit a hacker attack, reported TASS with a reference to Russian lawyer Arkady Bukh and the Prosecutor’s Office of the Southern District of New York.

Lisov pleaded guilty to one of the two charges. The maximum penalty for this crime is five years in prison. Bukh said that after serving the sentence in the United States, the Russian is likely to be deported to his homeland.

Lisov is accused of creating the NeverQuest malware to steal bank data and personal information. According to the prosecution, hackers used his program to try to steal millions of dollars. From June 2012 to January 2015, Lisov participated in the creation of NeverQuest, as well as the management of the computer network used to spread the virus. He was arrested in January 2017 in Spain and extradited to the United States in January 2018.