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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:45 am    Post subject: Article about the RBN Reply with quote

http://www.theage.com.au/news/business/from-russia-with-malice-a-criminal-isp/2007/07/23/1185043032049.html

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From Russia with malice: criminals trawl the world

Nick Miller
July 24, 2007

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IF IT weren't true, it would be the script for the next Bond movie.

The mission: to eliminate a man. Codename: "flyman". Elite hacker. Suspected head of the so-called "Russian Business Network", a hotbed of cyber-fraud, child pornography and malicious "bot-nets" that wreaks havoc across the internet from its St Petersburg base.

"We don't know who he is," admits Rick Howard, director of intelligence at Virginia-based internet security company VeriSign. "We don't know if it's a hierarchical organisation or a loose confederation of similar groups. But it's organised.

"They are making millions of dollars a year. They are not greedy ó they take a few dollars here and there and move on to the next victim. And we think their main guy has connections to the (Russian) Government, and is protected by them."


There's a lot more -- it's a 2 page article.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that's just...shady if the government is protecting a hacker. I mean, really shady.
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