Sergei Materov, a 42-year old hacker from Samara, the sixth largest city in Russia, has been sentenced at the Prikubansky District Court of Krasnodar for creating and distributing malicious computer programs , under part 2 of article 273 of the Criminal Code of Russian Federation.
According to the local news report, the malware created by him were capable of neutralizing security solutions installed and steal, modify, block and destroy information on the infected computer.
The convict came to Kuban to earn money. He started to do freelance software development from home. He also posted advertisements on the Internet in which he offered software development for computers.
An unnamed person responded to his ads and paid him 6800 Rubles for developing two malicious programs.
Materov was detained by the FSB officers and later sentenced to one year and three months imprisonment.