Evgeniy Bogachev: The shaven-headed hacker who likes to go boating around the Black Sea

Graham Cluley

Have you seen this man? If so, the FBI would love to know his whereabouts.

Bogachev mugshot

He is Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, the alleged mastermind of the GameOver Zeus malware gang that has infected innocent users’ computers, broken into online bank accounts, and stolen millions of dollars.

A “Wanted” poster issued by the FBI, gives so much personal information about Bogachev (who goes by the online aliases of “lucky12345”, “slavik”, and “Pollingsoon”) that you could almost believe you have accessed his Facebook profile:

Date of Birth: October 28, 1983
Height: Approximately 5’9″
Weight: Approximately 180 pounds
Occupation: Bogachev works in the Information Technology field.
Hair: Brown (usually shaves his head)
Eyes: Brown
Sex: Male
Race: White

Remarks: Bogachev was last known to reside in Anapa, Russia. He is known to enjoy boating and may travel to locations along the Black Sea in his boat. He also owns property in Krasnodar, Russia.

The US authorities say that so far co-operation with their Russian counterparts has been “productive”, but I am sure they would also appreciate you keeping an eye open.

I must admit, I gave a wry smile about one part of the FBI’s profile of Bogachev:

Occupation

Occupation: Bogachev works in the Information Technology field.

No kidding.

Graham Cluley Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

One Reply to “Evgeniy Bogachev: The shaven-headed hacker who likes to go boating around the Black Sea”

  1. I burst out laughing when I read his profession on a website a few hours ago. I find it funny they even bothered saying that.

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