Have you heard about the Ukraine’s newest computer virus? It is called the Snake virus and it is ruining computers all over the Ukraine. People think the Russians are behind it and I absolutely agree.
The Russians are famous for their computer viruses and their highly intelligent criminal enterprises.
Russian organized crime is very slippery because the entire Russian underworld is like a black book with the criminal resume’s of every, single criminal and their roots. In a way, it is similar to the government clearance system. Some people have extremely high clearance and some people have very “low” clearance. The guys with the low clearance “make their bones” by committing a crime. and are typically fed money.
Since there is no specific structure for Russian mafia, there is what you’re known for and the team that you have specially picked out.. You do a job and you may never see the same man or woman twice, so there isn’t a lot that you can really steal, have your group disappear then do another job with another group of people and it is a revolving door and web of the smartest, mpst capable men out there in the world.
Since Russia has more than their fare share of hackers, it is very easy to hire one and have them create viruses that penetrate computer after computer, system after system, auto-detecting credit card information that was stolen for the mafia.
I believe that the Snake virus is a Trojan horse to distract people from the real threat, credit card theft.
Imagine this: If all of multiple governments are too busy working on fixing this snake virus, that means that there are less resources that are even looking to detect things like credit card theft because it is actually more non-intrusive than the snake virus that infests 10′s of thousands of people a day.
People are so busy blaming the Russian government for the spread and creation of the virus that the Russian government is so busy defending it’s self that the organized criminals simply have less heat on them.
Think of it like a riot: If you have people dying in the streets, someone throwing a chair through a bank window is going to go completely unnoticed. I believe Russian criminals, being the smart, enterprising group that they are are probably going to take advantage of the current political climate as much as possible.
I think the funny thing about this virus is that there is actually Russian embedded within the code of this virus, so they’re just BEGGING to brag to the Ukraine about what they’re doing or either it is someone else attempting to frame the Russians.
What to do about the virus?
I think the virus is a complete hoax. It drives me crazy because at the end of the day, there have only been 55 or so computers that have been targeted. 22.
Let me put this into perspective for you: Your classic computer virus is hooked into hundreds of thousands of computers. The computer viruses may be put there in order to sift through those 100,000 computers as if those computers belong to a huge search engine. You ask it to scan for certain things for them or all of those computers could have their processing power to shut down the servers or one of the more prestigious of sites.