Shadowy Russian Firm Seen as Conduit for Cybercrime
An Internet business based in St. Petersburg has become a world hub for Web sites devoted to child pornography, spamming and identity theft, according to computer security experts. They say Russian authorities have provided little help in efforts to shut down the company.
The Russian Business Network sells Web site hosting to people engaged in criminal activity, the security experts say.
Groups operating through the company's computers are thought to be responsible for about half of last year's incidents of "phishing" -- ID-theft scams in which cybercrooks use e-mail to lure people into entering personal and financial data at fake commerce and banking sites. Shadowy Russian Firm Seen as Conduit for Cybercrime - washingtonpost.com
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