Tag: Russians

Russians and Mobsters are kissing hacker behind

Someone once said “keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” But how do you determine which is which? I usually separate the two based on the capability to do me mortal harm. If you’re a hacker, it’s a little more complicated than that. Case in point:

Experts are warning that Russian terrorists are planning a massive “cyber-attack”. Cyber-attacks usually require the assistance of hackers.

On a lighter note, hackers are thinking about joining the mob. Interesting career choice of the outsourced, eh?

I can’t tell by the timing of these warnings whether we should be worried about the Russians or the Mob, but it certainly seems we should stay worried about the hackers.

They’ve got all the best friends – or is that enemies?

CAN-SPAM can’t fine the bots

Nor find those ex-KGB agents.

Sophos just released it’s ‘dirty dozen’ spam relaying countries list, and the US still tops the charts.

Despite CAN-SPAM, which has produced arrests and fines, it seems it’s the average broadband connected internet user which is contributing to the lead. The culprit, botnets, and the puppet masters (according to Sophos), Russians.

I thought the Cold War was over.