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Russian pleads guilty in banking virus case

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A Russian national accused of creating a virus that infected some 1.4 million computers to steal bank account data pleaded guilty Tuesday to US criminal charges, officials said. 

A US Department of Justice seal on December 11, 2012

Aleksandr Andreevich Panin, known by his online monikers "Gribodemon" and "Harderman," pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud for his role as the developer and distributor of the malware known as "SpyEye," the Justice Department said.

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