Russia - a happy haven for hackers

Thursday, 27 May 2004, 1:08 PM EST

For all its disadvantages, the former Soviet Union had one hugely overlooked advantage: it kept hackers, crackers and virus writers confined inside the country by restricting their access to the internet.

A decade later, internet penetration is booming in the region, particularly in Russia, and viruses are epidemic. In fact, Russians are linked to some of the nastiest viruses the IT world has experienced so far: Bagel, MyDoom and NetSky, to name just a few.

Security experts warn that the situation is likely to worsen as hacking, cracking and virus writing shift from being a mischievous hobby of young kids to a lucrative occupation of skilled professionals working hand-in-hand with hardened criminals.

By John Blau at Computer Weekly.

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