Russian Cybercrime Rule No. 1: Don't Hack Russians

Russian Authorities Have Increasingly Arrested Hackers Who Hack Russians

Security experts trace many of the world’s cybercrime attacks to Russia, as well as other former Soviet bloc countries. But they say the challenge with battling Russia-based criminals has long been two-fold: Russian hackers are allowed to operate with impunity, and Russia rarely – if ever – extradites any of its citizens (see How Do We Catch Cybercrime Kingpins?).

But while Russia might seem to offer an anything-goes environment for homegrown cybercriminals, the reality is a bit more nuanced.

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