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Russian hackers sponsoring cyber-crime competitions

Researchers have uncovered a new cybercriminal trend where Russian hackers are running contests on cybercriminal forums, such as Exploit and XSS, with increasingly high-stakes prizes.

According to Digital Shadows researchers , these forum-based contests are not exactly new, but prize values have recently increased as major hacking teams, such as Sodinokibi (aka REvil), are signing on to sponsor such competitions.

Source: #Privacy: Russian hackers sponsoring cyber-crime competitions

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