Estonian pleads guilty to cyberfraud charge

New York • A man portrayed as a ringleader in an international cyber scam that infected more than 4 million computers in over 100 countries pleaded guilty Wednesday. Vladimir Tsastsin, a 35-year-old Estonian citizen, entered the plea in Manhattan federal court, joining other co-conspirators who have admitted roles in a scheme that spread software that disabled anti-virus protections and steered users to websites they did not choose. “I knew what I was doing was wrong,” Tsastsin told U.S. Magistr...

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