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Russian hacker under arrest

Date: March 15, 2004
Source: Computer Crime Research Center
By: Dmitri Kramarenko

Russia - According to Press Service of Kaluga Department of FSB (Federal Security Service), a proceeding was caused against student of one of Kaluga universities under articles 272 "Access to computer information without right", 273 "Creation, spreading and using malicious computer software" and 165 "Causing property damage by fraud or abuse of trust". It is established that young man using the Internet from his home computer committed illegal access to computers of other users connected to the Internet with help of special software. He copied encrypted system files that contained other users' login names and passwords (like "passwd" in Linux), decoded them and obtained control over their accounts.

Thus, he performed accesses to the Internet using more than 60 network accounts. Individuals, state authorities, governmental enterprises, publishing companies are among victims. Total property damage roughly makes up tens thousand of Russian roubles (near $1-5 thousand dollars). Investigation is being carried on at present time.

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