Russian computer crime statisticsDate: July 30, 2004
Source: Computer Crime Research Center
Statistics show that per cent of such cases solution amounts to 96%. The most notorious case discovered by "computer" investigators involved 7 hackers who stole $21m from plastic card holders. Col. Yakimovich also divulged some details on the recent operation carried out jointly with Scotland Yard to arrest a group of hackers in Russia. They used malware in order to attack sites of banks and gambling companies in Great Britain. Malefactors demanded from $5,000 up to $50,000 to stop their illicit actions. At the moment, two men allegedly members of the criminal group are detained. They were charged of creating and utilizing of malicious software (violating article 273 of the Russian CC) and extortion (article 163 of the CC).
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