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FSB Says It Stopped Foreign Hackers

FSB Says It Stopped Foreign Hackers
FSB Says It Stopped Foreign Hackers 

The Moscow Times
October 4, 2006

The Federal Security Service, or FSB, said Tuesday that it had thwarted 
an attempt by foreign hackers to steal secret research from a Siberian 

The hackers broke into the computer network of a Russian Academy of 
Sciences institute in the Novosibirsk region and tried to download 
research data worth $100 million, said Igor Akhrimeyev, a spokesman for 
the FSB's branch in Novosibirsk.

He said the unidentified institute focused on chemical research, but 
would not elaborate, Interfax reported. He also would not say where the 
hackers were located, but said China, South Korea and United States had 
displayed interest in research done by the institute.

In a separate incident, a Saratov region court on Tuesday convicted 
three people of hacking web sites of British gambling companies to 
extort $4 million. Each defendant got eight years in prison.

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