[ISN] Schoolboy Detained for Hacking Russian State Banks Website

InfoSec News isn at c4i.org
Wed Aug 24 05:44:30 EDT 2005



Police have detained a schoolboy in the Russian internal republic of
Mordovia for hacking one of the websites of the Sberbank savings bank.

The 17-year-old is suspected of infecting the website with a virus
which affected dozens of Internet users in various Russian regions.  
One Internet user reported the virus to the Moscow police department’s
interior directorate, who in turn informed their colleagues in

The boy, quoted by the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper, said he only
wanted to have fun. The head of the police’s high-tech crimes
department said the suspected hacker may get a suspended sentence.

In 2004, 98 similar crimes were registered; in the first half of 2005
over 150 were reported.

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