He enjoys automobiles, boat adventures, money, and aggravated identity theft.
He’s also wanted by the FBI with a bounty on his head of $3 million, the highest ever for a cybercriminal.
Seriously, this dude is straight out of an Ian Fleming novel.
The New York Times just profiled the 33-year-old Russian hacker who lives in “Anapa, a run-down resort town on the Black Sea in southern Russia.” There, according to the FBI’s Most Wanted page on Bogachev, “is known to enjoy boating and may travel to locations along the Black Sea in his boat.” When he’s not boating, Bogachev is reportedly taking control of as many as one million computers around the world and enabling Russian intelligence agencies to spy on their contents.
According to the FBI, he’s also been able to steal hundreds of millions of dollars from unsuspecting bank accounts, some of which are based in the United States.
Like any good James Bond villain, Bogachev also loves his cars.