> ???: David Sancho (AV-EMEA)
> ????: Monday, August 16, 2010 3:38:27 PM
> ???: Newsbank
> ??: NEWSBANK :: Understanding the Russian Hacker Underground
Understanding the Russian Hacker Underground
Fyodor Yarochkin and "The Grugq" spent six months monitoring dozens of underground Russian language hacker Web forums where malware, scams and other criminal activities are openly discussed. The picture that Yarochkin and The Grugq have built up during their research is of a hacker scene which is 100 percent money driven, targeting unsophisticated home PC users rather than corporate users in larger enterprises. Essentially the message is this: Russian hackers are after money, and to get it they'll exploit the easiest potential victims. That's good news for those responsible for securing enterprise networks to the extent that they should have the resources to ensure that the machines under their control are patched in a timely fashion and to provide users with security awareness training.
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