Putin Dismisses Russian Defense Minister
President Vladimir V. Putin fired Defense Minister Anatoly E. Serdyukov on Tuesday, as the police pursued an investigation of wrongdoing within the ministry.
Insurance For Cybercriminals, or Giant Sting?
tsu doh nimh writes "Brian Krebs follows up on a recent Slashdot discussion about a cybercrime gang that is recruiting botmasters to help with concerted heists against U.S. financial institutions. The story looks at the underground's skeptical response to this campaign, which is being led by a criminal hacker named vorVzakone ('thief in law'), who has released a series of videos about himself. vorVzakone also is offering a service called 'insurance from criminal prosecution,' in which miscreants can purchase protection from goons who specialize in bribing or intimidating Russian/Eastern European police into scuttling cybercrime investigations. For $100,000, the service also claims to have people willing to go to jail in place of the insured. Many in the criminal underground view the entire scheme as an elaborate police sting operation."
Found more than 1 month ago on channel Slashdot
Russian mother held after babies found dead in freezer
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian police detained the mother of two baby boys whose bodies were found after five years in a freezer in the basement of the supermarket where she worked, investigators said on...
Found 2 days ago on channel Reuters
Latitude: Saddling Bicycles Russian Protesters Taunt Police
A nighttime protest ride on bicycles confounds Moscow authorities.
Domestic abuse cases never snared accused Cleveland abductor
The mother of Ariel Castro's children repeatedly went to authorities with accusations he was beating, abusing and threatening her. But her complaints never reached the point where Castro was imprisoned or triggered additional police investigations.
Found 1 week ago on channel Reuters