Russian court first planted cybercriminals

    One hundred thousand rubles of a fine and eight years of imprisonment - such a sentence was announced by the Balakovo City Court of the Saratov Region against three Russians who were blackmailing the owners of online casinos and bookmakers.

    Ivan Maksakov, Alexander Petrov and Denis Stepanov carried out DDoS attacks on the victim sites of their choice, after which they asked their owners to transfer a kind of ransom in the amount of 40 thousand US dollars to their account in a Latvian bank. In the event of a failure, they threatened to launch another attack, but a much larger one, TechWeb reports .

    Experts from Kaspersky Lab noted that for the first time in their practice, a Russian court put cybercriminals behind bars.

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