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A New York judge has issued a default judgment against two Russian nationals who are alleged to have helped create the "Glupteba" botnet, sold fraudulent credit card information, and generated cryptocurrency using the network. The ad giant said Glupteba had infected one million compromised devices across the globe, where it …

  1. lglethal Silver badge

    My word...

    A lawyer being sanctioned for misleading the court. In America. I never thought I'd see the day....

    Oh well, I doubt it will set a precedent, but one can always hold out hope...

    1. stiine Silver badge

      Re: My word...

      Search for Prenda Law. There have been others.

      1. drankinatty

        Re: My word...

        Or perhaps even Rudy Giuliani or Sydney Powell for starters. Lack of candor to the Court should result in disbarment. It is corrosive to the profession.

  2. Nightkiller

    Looks like all of the defendants are candidates for the Russian Diplomatic Corps.

    1. Claptrap314 Silver badge

      Nothing special about the Russians on that account, I'm afraid.

      "DIPLOMACY, n. The patriotic art of lying for one's country." --

      1. Schultz

        "DIPLOMACY, n. The patriotic art of lying for one's country."

        The short-term gains from lying are usually paid back with interest, as the world catches on to said lies. Same is true for every human interaction in this world: being trustworthy is better for business than being a lying scumbag and cheater.

        Case in point is the current cost of Russian foreign policy. They thought that lying about their strategies and goals in Ukraine might pay off internationally and internally. Now they need to enforce a draft and Orwellian speech policies to keep up their extension of diplomacy with other means.

        1. Claptrap314 Silver badge

          Re: "DIPLOMACY, n. The patriotic art of lying for one's country."

          I've got 4000 years of human history that says you're missing what actually happens in diplomacy. I'm certain that anyone with a working knowledge of Old Egyptian or Sumerian politics can best me.

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