For several decades we have been having fun with computers connected to the Web. With one of these magical devices, you can do just about anything. With the introduction of the cell phone, our love for connectivity became an obsession. Little did we imagine what was coming down the road.
Evil people began to plant digital land mines deep inside the Internet, similar to an IED (Improvised Explosive Device), and we would be forced to pay huge amounts of money to recover from computing tragedies.
A few days ago I read an article in Wired Magazine about Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev a.k.a. Slavik living in Russia and creator of one of the most destructive malware softwares known as Zeus.
Bogachev is a 30-year-old hacker who lived an upper-middle-class existence in Angra, a Russian resort city on the Black Sea.
If you are a regular computer user involved in electronic banking, I strongly suggest you carefully read this article: “Chasing The Phantom: Inside the Hunt for Russia’s Most Notorious Hacker” by Garrett M. Graff.
After reading this article, I’m sure you will be most careful with the way you take care of your identity and your financial information. Please, please, please read this article for your own good. You won’t regret it.