Russian cops lack kit to fight cybercrooks, says Brit security buff

CyCon 2013 A shift in perspectives in Russia over the last 18 months means the country has ceased to be a safe haven for cybercrime.

Crackdowns on e-crime have taken place in the past, most notably the successful prosecution of the extortionists who were behind denial-of-service attacks against online bookmakers.

However, the perception remained that crooks in Russia and the Ukraine were free to target victims with Trojan-based scams, fake anti-virus, ransomware and other swindles – providing the victims were non-Russians.

SOURCE: theregister.co.uk

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