Russian cybercriminals, government deeply connected

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The new book by Financial Times reporter Joseph Menn tells the story of a young, brilliant security researcher who infiltrates a gang of Russian hackers. The hackers launched denial of service attacks against business Web sites, then demanded money to stop the attacks.

In Fatal System Error: The Hunt for the New Crime Lords Who Are Bringing Down the Internet, we learn about a deep connection between mob-controlled Russian hackers and the government.

2 Responses to “Russian cybercriminals, government deeply connected”

  1. bill says:

    Can we have something like filtering the ips (I mean something more powerful because IP can be fake) or just highly filter the pipes coming from outside of the US.

    Hey all the computer classes necessary for computer hacker are online and given by our schools and our taxes.

    The Open world is nice but when everybody is at the same level on the pyramids needs otherwise forget it!

  2. bill says:

    Can we have something like filtering the ips (I mean something more powerful because IP can be fake) or just highly filter the pipes coming from outside of the US.

    Hey all the computer classes necessary for computer hacker are online and given by our schools and our taxes.

    The Open world is nice but when everybody is at the same level on the pyramids needs otherwise forget it!

    The gov should have 2 networks (an internal one and one for external and never link the 2)