Police have detained a schoolboy in the Russian internal republic of
Mordovia for hacking one of the websites of the Sberbank savings bank.
The 17-year-old is suspected of infecting the website with a virus
which affected dozens of Internet users in various Russian regions.
One Internet user reported the virus to the Moscow police department=92s
interior directorate, who in turn informed their colleagues in
The boy, quoted by the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper, said he only
wanted to have fun. The head of the police=92s high-tech crimes
department said the suspected hacker may get a suspended sentence.
In 2004, 98 similar crimes were registered; in the first half of 2005
over 150 were reported.
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