Spanish police nab suspected hacker behind Neverquest banking malware
Spanish police have arrested a Russian programmer suspected of developing the Neverquest banking Trojan, a malware targeting financial institutions across the world.
The 32-year-old Russian citizen known as Lisov SV was arrested at the Barcelona airport, Spain’s law enforcement agency Guardia Civil said on Friday.
The FBI had been working with Spanish authorities to track down the suspect through an international arrest warrant, according to a statement from the agency. The FBI, however, declined to comment on the man’s arrest.
Neverquest is designed to steal username and password information from banking customers. Once it infects a PC, the malware can do this by injecting fake online forms into legitimate banking websites to log any information typed in. It can also take screenshots and video from the PC’s desktop and steal any passwords stored locally.