Irked by cyberspying, Georgia outs Russia-based hacker — with photos

In one of the photos, the dark-haired, bearded hacker is peering into his computer’s screen, perhaps puzzled at what’s happening. Minutes later, he cuts his computer’s connection, realizing he has been discovered.In an unprecedented move, the country of Georgia — irritated by persistent cyber-spying attacks — has published two photos of a Russia-based hacker who, the Georgians allege, waged a persistent, months-long campaign that stole confidential information from Georgian government ministries, parliament, banks and NGOs.
http://www.itworld.com/308638/irked-cyberspying-georgia-outs-russia-based-hacker-photosAlso see:Georgia turns the tables on Russian hacker
The Ministry of Justice of Georgia was fed up. Continual, persist cyberattacks that stole confidential information from various government agencies, parliament, banks and NGOs had carried on for months. The activity warranted an investigation, and so in March 2011, Georgia launched an investigation to find the perpetrators.IT World reports that after tricking a lurking hacker into downloading what he thought was sensitive information, the tables turned, and his mugshot was taken through his own webcam.
http://www.zdnet.com/georgia-turns-the-tables-on-russian-hacker-7000006611/

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