Computer hard drives, from closed criminal cases, wait to be wiped of information at the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center in Linthicum, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. Hackers and hostile nations are launching increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks against U.S. defense contractors. And the Pentagon is extending a program to help protect its prime suppliers, while serving as a possible model for other government agencies. Pentagon analysts are investigating a growing number of cases involving the mishandling or removal of classified data from military and corporate systems. Defense officials say intrusions into defense networks are now close to 30 percent of the Pentagon's Cyber Crime Center's workload. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Few nationalities are as good at making money from hacking than the Russians. Their share of the global cyber crime market, an estimated $12.5 billion black market, doubled last year to $4.5 billion, according toMoscow-based Group-IB, a cyber security services firm working mainly with the Russian government and banks to help reduce online fraud. (See infographics here.)
The Russians are hacking into your computer and your cell phone and they’re making millions as a result.
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