After being brought in by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) in February of 2019, confirmed FIN7 member Maxim Zhukov Sergeevich has now received a sentence for his crimes. Prior to being picked up in Russia, Maxim had worked for an alleged FIN7 front company Combi Security under the title “Metasploit Developer.” The company was believed to be disguising themselves as a legitimate security company so they could pull off intrusions and attempt to make them look like penetration tests. Someone like Zhukov was hired since he was familiar with Metasploit, which was commonly used by FIN7 in past operations. His role in the attacks performed by FIN7 are not completely known, but after being tried in Russian court, Zhukov has received a relatively mild sentence compared to the two FIN7 members that were tried in the United States. Zhukov will receive a one year suspended sentence and one year probation for developing malware for the group. Since 2016, Zhukov is the first member of a major cybercrime coalition to face trial in Russia.
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