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Criminal case opened against hacker for hacker attack on Russian presidential website

January 14, 2013, 9:54 UTC+3
The defendant delivered a hacker attack in support of the March of Millions, which the off-system opposition organized
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KRASNOYARSK, January 14 (Itar-Tass) — The criminal activities of a 30-year-old Krasnoyarsk resident, who delivered a hacker attack on the Russian presidential website, were curbed in this Siberian city. The criminal case was opened against him under Article 273 of the Criminal Code for creation, use and distribution of the virus software. He is facing up to four years in prison.

“During the search operation the detectives found out that the Russian hacker staged a hacker attack on the Russian presidential website that resulted in the blocking of the Internet resource on May 9, 2012. The defendant delivered a hacker attack in support of the March of Millions, which the off-system opposition organized and which called for the cancellation of the results of the Russian presidential elections in 2012,” the press service of the Krasnoyarsk territorial Federal Security Service department told Itar-Tass on Monday.

The defendant did not plead guilty. He told the detectives that he was allegedly unaware that the foresaid software is a virus and can block the website. However, the detectives found that the defendant deliberately used the virus software for the hacker attack on the Russian presidential website.

 

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