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Russian ATM VXers have firebombed the research lab of an anti-virus firm after its researchers refused to retract reverse engineering analysis of their malware. The attack followed email threats by the group calling itself the 'Syndicate' to the Moscow company which sold the Shield antivirus product that prevented the gang's …

  1. dan1980

    Nice work guys. (Where's the vodka icon?)

    1. Anonymous Coward

      Which 'guys'?

      And we used to think that the Mafia were uncivil...

  2. Richard Jones 1

    Fire Bomb or Ad Bomb

    I did not see the original research report, but I did see this report. Anyone with an ATM farm thus has a second chance to get an idea of possible things to do - if the the machines have not been ripped from the wall already!

  3. Flocke Kroes Silver badge

    "the attacks seemed unprofessional" ?

    There are professional fire bombers?

    1. Voland's right hand Silver badge

      Re: "the attacks seemed unprofessional" ?

      In russia? Yes. You can hire a professional for anything. Just pay the right price.

      1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge

        Re: "the attacks seemed unprofessional" ?

        So you can anti-firebombing professional professionals armed with Dragunova?

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: "the attacks seemed unprofessional" ?

          They only us the Glagolev–Shipunov–Gryazev these days.

      2. Rich 11 Silver badge

        Re: "the attacks seemed unprofessional" ?

        For example, if you want a gypsy harassed, just pay the police.

      3. Graham Marsden

        Re: "the attacks seemed unprofessional" ?

        > You can hire a professional for anything. Just pay the right price.


    2. Turtle

      Re: "the attacks seemed unprofessional" ?

      "There are professional fire bombers?"

      We have them here (the US) too. They're called "arsonists". Their services can be invaluable for speeding a process called "urban renewal", in order to displace the poor, who are often found thickly infesting neighborhoods otherwise perfectly suitable for gentrification.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: "the attacks seemed unprofessional" ?

        In the UK they're mainly used to dispose of inconveniently sited listed buildings.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    those ruskies............

  5. Quortney Fortensplibe


    "Russky", surely?

    [I didn't call you Shirley. I said 'surely'. That joke stopped being funny in 36BC]

    1. Stevie

      Re: Rusky?

      That's Roosky.

      Upvote for the "Shirley" part.

  6. lawndart

    Je suis un reference de ATM Skimmer Virus

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Could have been worse

    If I was working for one of these companies, I'd be checking my mail with a Geiger counter or better still scanning + faxing it then shredding the original to maintain an air gap.

    Maybe what we need is to add information terrorism (ie achieving political ends through manipulation of the Internet) to the list, so Government level resources can be used to deal with this threat.

  8. NanoMeter

    Oh those Russians...

    Boney M, Rasputin reference.

    1. Stevie

      Re: Oh those Russians...

      Funnier if you don't explain it.

      1. NanoMeter

        Re: Oh those Russians...

        I explained it because there are some newer generations who hardly knows about the band and the song. Gives them something to look for on Youtube.

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