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The Latvian programmer who was involved in the creation of the Gozi virus—what American authorities called “one of the most financially destructive computer viruses in history”—has been sentenced to time served and will be sent back home soon. Denniss Calovskis previously pleaded guilty to one count of “conspiring to commit computer intrusion” in September 2015.
According to the Associated Press, US District Judge Kimba Wood said she was “impressed” by Calovskis’ “rehabilitation” and that she would take into account the 10 months he already spent behind bars in Latvia prior to be extradited in February 2015. (Calovskis has also served 10 months behind bars in the US.)
“What I did was wrong. … I must say it was the biggest mistake,” Calovskis said, according to the AP.
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