Irked by cyberspying, Georgia outs Russia-based hacker — with photos

By | November 1, 2012

Source: Computerworld

by Jeremy Kirk

In this article “In one of the photos, the dark-haired, bearded hacker is peering into his computer’s screen, perhaps puzzled at what’s happening. Minutes later, he cuts his computer’s connection, realizing he has been discovered.

The nation of Georgia, fed up with persistent cyber-spying attacks, published photos of a Russia-based hacker who it alleged waged a persistent, months-long campaign that stole confidential information from Georgian government ministries, parliament and banks. (Photo: Cert.gov.ge)
In an unprecedented move, the country of Georgia — irritated by persistent cyber-spying attacks — has published two photos of a Russia-based hacker who, the Georgians allege, waged a persistent, months-long campaign that stole confidential information from Georgian government ministries, parliament, banks and NGOs.

The photos are contained in a report that alleges the intrusions originated from Russia, which launched a five-day military campaign in August 2008 against Georgia that was preceded by a wave of cyberattacks.”

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