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United States v. Aleksandr Andreevich Panin, a/k/a Harderman, a/k/a Gribodemon, and Hamza Bendelladj, a/k/a Bx1

Court Docket Number:  1:11-CR-0557-AT-AJB

SpyEye is a sophisticated malicious computer code designed to automate the theft of confidential personal and financial information, such as online banking credentials, credit card information, usernames, passwords, PINs, and other personally identifying information.  SpyEye facilitates this theft of information by secretly infecting victims’ computers, enabling cyber criminals to remotely control the infected computers (or bots) through command and control (C2) servers.  Once the victims computers are infected and under control, cybercriminals remotely access the infected computers, without authorization, and steal the victims’ personal and financial information through a variety of techniques, including web injects, keystroke loggers, and credit card grabbers. The victims’ stolen personal and financial data is then surreptitiously transmitted to C2 servers, where it is used to steal money from the victims’ financial accounts. Until dismantled, SpyEye was the preeminent malware banking Trojan from 2010-2012.

After reading the press release and indictment, if you believe you are a victim in this case and have not received a letter notification from our office regarding this case, please email your name, address, email address, and telephone number to Daniel.Sykes2@usdoj.gov

Also, please email any information you have related to this case and any information on loss amounts to FBI Agent Joseph Stites at SpyEyeVictim@ic.FBI.gov

 

Public Notifications
June 26, 2013 Superseding Indictment  
January 28, 2014 Press Release  
February 2, 2015 Abbreviated Case Summary  
Case Status Updates


Status Hearing:

On January 28, 2014, defendant Aleksandr Panin pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to commit wire and bank fraud.

On June 26, 2015, defendant Hamza Bendelladj pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to commit wire and bank fraud, ten counts of wire fraud, one count of conspiring to commit computer fraud and abuse, and eleven counts of computer fraud and abuse.

Sentencing:

The sentencing hearing for ALEKSANDR ANDREEVICH PANIN was rescheduled for January 13, 2016 at 10:30 am at the Richard Russell Building and Courthouse, Courtroom 2308, 75 Spring Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303 before Judge Amy Totenberg.

The sentencing hearing for HAMZA BENDELLADJ was rescheduled for January 14,  2016 at 10:30 am at the Richard Russell Building and Courthouse, Courtroom 2308, 75 Spring Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303 before Judge Amy Totenberg.

An appeal has been filed in the case which involves defendant(s) HAMZA BENDELLADJ. The process may take some time before a final decision is reached. An appeal is a legal proceeding by which a case is brought before a higher court for review of the decision made by the lower court. You will be notified of the outcome.

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Contact Information

Christie Smith Jones
Victim Witness Coordinator
Tel: 404.581.6102
Christie.Jones@usdoj.gov

Beth Dozier
Victim Witness Assistant
Tel: 404.581.6041
Beth.Dozier@usdoj.gov

Daniel Sykes
Victim Witness Clerk
Tel: 404.581.6179
Daniel.Sykes2@usdoj.gov

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Updated August 2, 2016