Russian police rounds up an organized criminal groupDate: July 05, 2004
Source: Computer Crime Research Center
Revenues from criminal business amounted to hundreds of thousands of US dollars.
Criminals illegally produced and sold the following special technical devices. Outwardly they look like a usual phone with extended functions (caller identification, alarm clock, autosecretary, diverting of calls, memory of incoming and outgoing calls and other) like "Rus", "Yaguana" and "Panasonic". This device, plugged in to a usual phone socket, allows to tap any phone conversation in any city. You may just need to type any phone number or an area code of the needed town and local phone number if the tapped subscriber resides in another town. This device was sold at the price of $5,000. Another device, a "keyboard spy" is designed for interception and recording of text typed at the target computer. It is necessary to attach (to glue) a bug to keyboard cable of "tapped" computer. The "bug" transmits electromagnetic signal intercepted from the keyboard to a special radio receiver connected to a PC or a laptop for a distance up to 1,000 meters.
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