An American and three Europeans have been charged with racketeering conspiracy and conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud for allegedly distributing malware on the now-defunct Darkode computer hacking forum.

A District of Columbia federal court this week unsealed an indictment against the four individuals, who are identified as Thomas McCormick (aka fubar), 26, of Washington state; Matjaz Skorjanc (aka iserdo and serdo), 32, of Maribor, Slovenia; Florencio Carro Ruiz (aka NeTK and Netkairo) 40, of Vizcaya, Spain; and Mentor Leniqi (aka Iceman), 35, of Gurisnica, Slovenia. The indictment was originally filed under seal on Dec. 4, 2018.

McCormick, who is also charged with five counts of aggravated identity theft, was arrested last Dec. 10, but the three remaining suspects remain fugitives. McCormick was allegedly was among the last administrators of Darkode, while Skorjanc is accused of being the underground marketplace's founder and first administrator.

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