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Crime

Submission + - Cybergang Infects All ATMs in Russian City (net-security.org) 2

Orome1 writes: A group of fraudsters has been arrested in Yakutsk and Moscow for allegedly compromising all the ATMs in the city of Yakutsk — population: around 210,000 — in the Republic of Yakutia in the Russian Federation. Three of the men formed the actual criminal group, and the fourth — a Moscow-based malware developer — was "subcontracted" by them and received 100,000 rubles (some $3200) to develop a a custom ATM virus with which they would infect the devices.
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Cybergang Infects All ATMs in Russian City

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  • a Moscow-based malware developer — was "subcontracted" by them and received 100,000 rubles (some $3200) to develop a a custom ATM virus with which they would infect the devices.

    $3,200? How are American developers supposed to compete with those prices?

    If you're going to put your ass on the line you'd think he'd at least ask for a cut of their proceeds.

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