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Google Wins Default Judgment, Sanctions in Glupteba Botnet Suit

Nov. 16, 2022, 8:21 PM

Google LLC won its lawsuit against the operators of the Glupteba botnet, after a federal district court in Manhattan granted the company’s motion for default judgment and monetary sanctions.

The defendants, Dmitry Starovikov and Alexander Filippov, along with their lawyer, Igor Litvak, intentionally deceived the court in an effort to thwart discovery and disadvantage Google, Judge Denise L. Cote said Tuesday.

  • Google sued Starovikov and Filippov under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and other laws in December 2021, alleging they used a network of computers infected with Glupteba malware to steal and exploit Google users’ personal information.
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