A Latvian man has been sentenced to 14 years behind bars for helping to run notorious Counter Anti-Virus (CAV) service Scan4You.
Ruslans Bondars, 38, was convicted back in May of one count of conspiracy to violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and one count of computer intrusion with intent to cause damage and aiding and abetting.
A second man, Russian Jurijs Martisevs, pleaded guilty in March 2018 to offenses related to the CAV service.
Bondars is said to have operated Scan4You from at least 2009 until 2016. The platform allowed would-be hackers to test their malware against over 30 AV engines without notifying the AV vendors themselves, to help improve their chances of success.
By Phil Muncaster
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