On Tuesday, the U.S. government announced that it is offering a reward of up to $3 million for information leading to the arrest of one of the FBI’s most wanted cyber crooks–the Russian man behind GameOver Zeus and Cryptolocker. The announcement of the reward, which is being offered through the State Department’s Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program, comes eight months after the FBI took down the both GameOver Zeus and Cryptolocker in June 2014.
Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, 30, currently tops the FBI’s Cyber Most Wanted list for his alleged involvement in running a global botnet (or network of hacked computers) known as GameOver Zeus. Starting in September 2011, GameOver Zeus was used to steal banking credentials from infected computers and add those computers to its global network. GameOver Zeus is believed to have infected more than 1 million computers with malware, leading to the theft of more than $100 million from businesses and consumers around the world. In addition, Bogochev was also allegedly