Was one of world’s most successful cybercriminals also a spy? Wired editor Garrett M. Graff explains how Zeus malware inventor Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev and his criminal networks stole millions of dollars from individuals, businesses and banks worldwide between 2006 and 2014. Graff further explores how the FBI and other cybercrime experts worked to bring the Zeus networks down and reveals how their work inadvertently uncovered ties to Russian intelligence. getAbstract recommends this article to everyone interested in cybercrime, cybersecurity, and clandestine intelligence-gathering.
In this summary, you will learn
- How Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev successfully stole millions with his Zeus malware,
- How the US government and cybersecurity experts took down Bogachev’s operation, and
- What investigators discovered about Bogachev’s ties to the Russian government.
About the Author
Garrett M. Graff writes about tech and politics at Wired. He served as editor of Washingtonian and The Politico. His books include The Threat Matrix: The FBI at War in the Age of Global Terror.