May 25, 2001

Old Russian programmer nabbed on cyber-scam

Author: JT Smith

The Register: "A Russian pensioner has been arrested after allegedly masterminding a scam
geared to lifting the credit card number of Western tourists visiting Moscow cyber
cafes.

According to a report by the Moscow Times, the unnamed 63 year-old was a
programmer who turned to Internet crime after becoming disaffected about his
meagre state pension and royalties from the software he developed."

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