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25 July 2014

How Communism Gave Birth to the Russian Hacker Scene

A busty brunette dubbed "the world's sexiest hacker," half a dozen slots on the FBI's cybercrime most wanted list, now — allegedly — a lawmaker's son: Russian hackers are certainly making a splash in the international media.

But a handful of high-profile incidents are not necessarily enough to constitute a trend, especially in the underworld, where the best criminals are those that do not get caught.

The urban legend about crafty Russian hackers draining Western bank accounts while slurping their cola is certainly overblown, domestic IT experts polled by The Moscow Times said Thursday.

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