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Mass raid upon hackers in Russia

Date: October 12, 2004
Source: Computer Crime Research Center
By: Timofey Saytarly

Volgograd, Russian Federation. -- Officers of Russian Ministry on Internal Affairs Department “K” realized operation that resulted to search 40 suspected persons. The accused persons are charged with two articles of Penal Code of Russian Federation: 272 - "Illegal Access to Computer Information" and 273 - "Creating, distribution and using malicious programs for computers".

According to law enforcements, suspected persons are young people of 14-20 years old.

During search, police detected malicious programs like KaHt II on some computers; these programs will be incontestable proof in a court. Some computers have no modem connection, some have no hard drives (they burned a day before arrest). Some suspected persons didn’t think that they use stolen passwords to access Internet. Every accused accessed Internet through Volgograd ISP "AVTLG.RU". Experts says, - Examination of seized computers will continue several months.
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2005-09-02 19:12:36 - u should give us more info Benny
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