It’s most likely not a huge surprise that there is such a list, and while it’s probably not as well-known as its “big brother”, the rewards offered for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of 5 of the top most wanted cybercriminals on that list is not too shabby: The Federal Bureau of Investigation is willing to pay a total reward of $4.2 million!
So who is actually on the list? Let’s take a look.
EVGENIY MIKHAILOVICH BOGACHEV
Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, aka “lucky12345” and “slavik”, became famous as being the alleged mastermind behind the Trojan called “Zeus”. The Russian currently fetches a reward of $3 million.
The Romanian Nicolae Popescu apparently was involved in Internet Fraud schemes and made quite a lot of money with it. The FBI is offering a reward of $1 Million for him.
Belan is only worth $100,000 to the authorities. The Russian is wanted for allegedly having broken into three major United States-based e-commerce companies. Afterwards he tried to sell the stolen usernames and passwords on the black market.
Being accused of selling malware laced ads that distributed ransomware, the reward for the Latvian is currently at $50,000.
CARLOS ENRIQUE PEREZ-MELARA
While the reward for Melara is set at $50,000, my guess is that the FBI actually wants to hire the guy: He allegedly was involved in manufacturing spyware “which was used to intercept the private communications of hundreds, if not thousands, of victims”.
For the rest of the list just go here.