The Russian criminal scene is an undeniable force in the world of black hat hacking, scams and thefts. While many Russian cybercriminals continue to skate by unapprehended and - sometimes - undetected, the US government has gone to incredible lengths to nab the crooks responsible for some of the biggest fraud rings in the last decade.
Unfortunately, the indictment and arrest history shows a picture where cooperation from the Russian government to catch these bad guys is non-existent. Instead, US lawmen and prosecutors have had to depend on a complex set of international relationships to snag these hackers when they are out of Russia, typically while vacationing at exotic locales using the fruits of their criminal labors. Here's the lowdown on arrests made in the last eight years.
Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading. View Full Bio