TrickBot malware dev extradited to U.S. faces 60 years in prison


Level 84
Thread author
Top poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Aug 17, 2014
A Russian national believed to be a member of the TrickBot malware development team has been extradited to the U.S. and is currently facing charges that could get him 60 years in prison.

38-year old Vladimir Dunaev, also known as FFX, was a malware developer that supervised the creation of TrickBot’s browser injection module, the indictment alleges.

He is the second malware developer associated with the TrickBot gang that the Department of Justice arrested this year. In February, Latvian national Alla Witte, a.k.a. Max, was arrested for writing code related to the control and deployment of ransomware.

Dunaev was arrested in South Korea in September as he was trying to leave the country. He had been forced to stay there for more than a year due to Covid-19 travel restrictions and his passport expired. The extradition completed on October 20.


Level 9
Jun 6, 2017
I don't know much about the USA, but some of the jail sentences in that country are huge !