Clinton is also threatening to make a “No fly” zone in Syria. The aircraft involved are Russian piloted by Russians.
Hacking is a crime in former Soviet countries but it's a misdemeanor. 17-year-old hackers who successfully hack an overseas business are celebrated like soccer stars. Here they most likely end their careers in prison. So it's easy to see how people here believe the nonsense about Putin trying to control our election.
"MOSCOW -- When it comes to finding original ways of virtually stealing real money, Russian criminals are in a class of their own. With an estimated annual turnover of more than $2 billion a year, the Russian cybercrime industry is the source of at least a third of all viruses, Trojans and other malicious software, or malware, sent around the world.
"In terms of sophisticated types of malware, Russia leads the way,” according to Kyle Wilhoit, an American cyber-security expert.
Take, for example, the recent data breach at Target. Investigators have traced the software that was used to steal millions of shoppers’ credit-card details back to a 17-year-old hacker from St. Petersburg named Sergey Taraspov. He allegedly wrote the program and then sold it for $2,000 on a Russian-language website. At least 40 different criminals, most from the former Soviet Union, used the code to attack American retailers. So far, at least 110 million American shoppers had their credit card numbers stolen with his software.
Wilhoit says this type of hit, known as a point-of-sale attack, shows serious skill.“Russia is where they develop most of these types of attacks,” he said. “It’s a technology that not many other virus writers would understand. They go to the trouble of figuring it out because they know that’s where the money is.”There are a number of reasons why Russia is the leading producer of malicious software. While universities here still produce highly trained engineers and mathematicians, the legitimate economy is offering them jobs that pay very little by western standards. An average Russian computer engineer earns about $24,000 a year, which doesn’t buy much in Moscow, the world’s most expensive city. The other resource Russia seems to have in unlimited supply is organized crime with strong ties to the government, which tends to look the other way when it comes to cybercrime.'Hackers only really get prosecuted when they attack targets inside Russia,” said Wilhoit.More At:
by Ben Plesser
And when she is president "Russian" hackers will continue to follow the money.