America and her Russian “Guests“
Once again, a small army of toxic, venal Russian invaders has been discovered within America’s shores. First it was a nest of spies led by the Mata Hari wannabe Anna Chapman, and now it is cyber criminals.
Time magazine reports:
The FBI wanted poster looks like a yearbook page from a Russian provincial college. Seventeen men and women from Eastern Europe, mostly between the ages of 19 and 22, with bad skin, nerdy haircuts and no resemblance to your stereotypical bank robbers. But in the past two years, this ring of hackers was allegedly able to steal tens of millions of dollars from small businesses in the U.S.
Here’s the story of one of these Russian scumbags:
Artem Semenov, 23, was arrested in December 2009 while attempting to open a bank account under a false name. Released on bail, Semenov absconded and just four days later opened an account with a different false name at another bank. The complaint alleges he opened seven accounts in total.These are just some of the lurid details in the compliant, which is more than a 100 pages long.
Russia has still not signed onto the Council of Europe’s 2001 Cybercrime Convention. It continues to ignore and indeed to flout international law, and as we report in another editorial today Russia remains one of the world’s very most corrupt societies, from top to bottom. Indeed, for all we know many Russians consider these individuals to be model citizens or even heroes.