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Why do we need a hacker "0day"

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Very often, readers' responses, their reactions to a story in our publication, are an incentive for writing this or that material. This is exactly what happened with this article. It seemed to me that the readers did not understand the reason why today there are "two worlds" in international relations.


One is visible, about which all the world's media trumpets, and the other is invisible, about which Steven Spielberg once spoke in the film "Spy Bridge", but even earlier we saw another, the Soviet film "Dead Season", where the prototype of the main hero William Fischer, known in the USSR as Rudolf Abel.

And I also wanted to calm those readers whose credo is expressed in two words - everything is gone. Reassure with one quote from the American newspaper The Wall Street Journal (WSJ):

“Current and former American civil servants are expressing surprise at the Biden administration’s decision to release Burkov. On September 27, 31-year-old Alexei Burkov was put on a commercial airline flight to Moscow. He was handed over to the Russian authorities, although they have long resisted Moscow's attempts to return him to Russia. "

Let's remember how it all began


I will not talk about a boy from distant Nefteyugansk who was interested in computers since childhood. I will not talk about the fact that allegedly while still in school he began to hack websites, for which, again, allegedly, he could even fall under a criminal article, but after the intervention of mythical "people from the special services" the case was closed.

Let me remind you of Burkov's interview given by him to RT:

“I am an ordinary person. He was engaged in information security and programming, worked with databases. Indeed, once upon a time I had contacts with people who could be involved in hacking, but I personally did not commit a crime. "

It is possible that the programmer Burkov is not lying. Indeed, a good programmer has few contacts in the network. It is quite possible that among these contacts there are also those who work outside the criminal law. Then who is hiding behind the nickname "0day"? After all, this particular nickname belongs to one of the respected in the hacker community and a very influential hacker on a global scale. The answer was given by Ilya Shakhtin, an expert on computer security and hacker communities, to the Israeli newspaper Details:

“Alexey Burkov is well known in the hacker community. He performed under the nickname "0day". He is considered not an ordinary, but a very influential hacker, occupying not the last place in the international hacking community. And in the post-Soviet space, he is probably one of the best programmers. "

Burkov worked actively from 2008 to 2015, when he was arrested in Israel at the request of the United States. Later, in 2017, Russia also put the programmer on the international wanted list. However, the Israeli government extradited Burkov to the United States in 2019. This caused a rather serious high-level scandal between Moscow and Tel Aviv.

But in the United States, where the Russian hacker was charged under 5 articles and threatened with 80 years in prison, Alexei Burkov did not stay.

Why a talented Russian hacker was given to Russia


Much of what is known today, I did not use simply to preserve the format of the material. Yes, and I wanted to speak about something completely different. The main question was and remains one - why, after so many scandals and so many attempts to get a hacker, did the United States go for extradition right now? Wouldn't it have been easier to hide him in prison for decades and keep him there as a hostage?

Let us leave the talk about the fact that Alexey Burkov is an employee of the special services for the authors of the detective stories. If this was true, and not a fake well thrown into the West, the special services would never have allowed such a knowledgeable person to travel abroad without appropriate security.

Second: during his four years in an Israeli prison, everything that he knew was “taken out” of him. Modern methods make it easy enough to do this even when the agent is well trained. It seems to me that even Burkov's extradition to the United States was just insurance or a game of the Israelis on the pride of the Americans. Something like "we did everything, but you greats may learn something else."

So, as a source of information, the programmer Burkov is not interesting to anyone. And his reputation is seriously tarnished. But Russia still does not know everything that is known in the West. I think we won't have any problems with obtaining information. And the official version of the Russian side has already been announced.

Back in 2017, Alexey Burkov was charged in absentia with crimes under articles of theft (Article 158 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), illegal receipt and disclosure of information constituting commercial, tax or banking secrets (Article 183 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), illegal circulation of means of payment ( Art. 187 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and the creation, use and distribution of malicious computer programs (Art. 273 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).

I don't think we will hear about "0day" again. But the likelihood of someone else appearing is quite acceptable. It is rather stupid not to use a really talented person for the benefit of the state ...

And the last


We often say that Russia, unlike the United States or Israel, does not fight for its citizens. In fact, this is far from the case. We are taking quite a few steps to return our citizens who have committed crimes abroad to the country. This example with Alexei Burkov is an excellent proof.

The option with the exchange of criminals convicted in accordance with the legislation of the countries participating in the negotiations has been worked out for a long time. Russia offered to exchange a convicted citizen of the Russian Federation for a convicted citizen of Israel and the United States back in 2017. In our "places not so remote" was Naama Issachar, sentenced for drug smuggling for 7,5 years. She was pardoned by Russian President Vladimir Putin back in January last year.
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  1. Dimy4
    Dimy4 9 October 2021 05: 44
    +9
    She was pardoned by Russian President Vladimir Putin back in January last year.

    We are kind and hurt, but kindness, as you know, is punishable.
    1. Proxima
      Proxima 9 October 2021 06: 10
      +16
      Naama Issachar, sentenced to 7,5 years for drug smuggling.
      If the author hints that she was secretly exchanged for Burkov, then this is clearly not an equivalent exchange for the United States and Israel. To exchange an ordinary drug addict for a highly qualified programmer is sheer stupidity. This means that something was different, which we do not know about .. request
      1. Mikhail3
        Mikhail3 9 October 2021 17: 48
        +4
        If psychology was used, then there is no more programmer. Apparently the Jews worked so actively that the poor fellow was no longer of interest to the United States. Well ... at least he will die at home. Most likely after going crazy. Alas, the network "gods" are often convinced of their divine invulnerability, which they do not possess at all. The pictures on the screen are just pictures.
    2. Gardamir
      Gardamir 9 October 2021 07: 40
      -5
      we
      are you a member of the government, deputy, liberal? Who are you united with in this word "we"?
      1. Dimy4
        Dimy4 9 October 2021 09: 51
        +10
        No need to cling to the letters and call them bad words (especially a liberal). The Russian Federation was invested in "we", the citizens of which, again, "we" are (I even have a passport 100%). hi
        1. Gardamir
          Gardamir 9 October 2021 11: 49
          +4
          Simply, every day I am more and more convinced that Russia and the government are two parallels that do not intersect
          1. Dimy4
            Dimy4 9 October 2021 11: 59
            +3
            Russia and the government are two parallels that do not intersect

            "A government on another planet": - a classic.
    3. And Us Rat
      And Us Rat 10 October 2021 03: 48
      -2
      This caused a rather serious high-level scandal between Moscow and Tel Aviv.

      I'm curious, and with whom exactly did Moscow scandalize in Tel Aviv? With the mayor of Tel Aviv? Because the municipality of Tel Aviv is the highest authority in Tel Aviv, there are simply no others there, physically not. But then another question arises: how does the mayor's office, albeit a large one, have anything to do with the process of international extradition? Absurd.
      With equal success, one could write: "a high-level scandal between Jerusalem and St. Petersburg." Compliance with the facts would be equivalent.
      An idiological narrative should not grow into idiotic nonsense.
      And even more so a narrative, inconsistent with the position of the official authorities.
      Or maybe this article, the intrigues of the fifth column? The undermining of the authority of the current government is obvious. Direct water to Navalny's mill.
      Under Stalin, for this, in the Far Eastern "sanatorium", for a ten-year "correction of linguistic skills" could be thundered. Otherwise, you see, they are loose, they use that Putin is kind. stop
      1. Farewell
        Farewell 10 October 2021 09: 44
        +3
        It even became interesting, is it such trolling or just a desire to practice wit? Or in your opinion, for example, the stable expression "Moscow's hand" means some intrigues of Sobyanin personally?
        1. And Us Rat
          And Us Rat 10 October 2021 10: 10
          -2
          Quote: Adieu
          It even became interesting, is it such trolling or just a desire to practice wit? Or in your opinion, for example, the stable expression "Moscow's hand" means some intrigues of Sobyanin personally?

          This is a logical question. And trolling is more likely your comment about the "hand of Moscow", since these are initially different phenomena.
          The hand of Moscow sounds logical, since the government of the Russian Federation and the president himself are in Moscow and we are talking about them.
          In Tel Aviv, there is no one except the mayor of the city itself. Therefore, the turn of speech "official Tel Aviv" sounds like insanity.
          If racial convictions do not allow mentioning Jerusalem in relation to Israel, one can write "the scandal of the Kremlin with the Knesset" or "the scandal of the Russian Federation with Israel." And not to compose what is not.
          1. Farewell
            Farewell 10 October 2021 15: 42
            +2
            The whole tsimes is as follows: there is a Security Council resolution that the decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel is illegal and, accordingly, is not recognized at the international level. Hence all the reasoning on this topic looks strange. I admit that for some reason this topic is especially sensitive for you, but this is real life. smile
            1. And Us Rat
              And Us Rat 10 October 2021 17: 03
              -1
              Quote: Adieu
              there is a Security Council resolution

              Not available, Trump vetoed. The resolution was not adopted.

              Quote: Adieu
              not recognized internationally

              But it is recognized by Putin, with the proviso that it is only Western, but it is recognized.
              Here is the official statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
              https://www.mid.ru/ru/press_service/spokesman/official_statement/-/asset_publisher/t2GCdmD8RNIr/content/id/2717182

              Quote: Adieu
              Hence all the reasoning on this topic looks strange.

              They look like a clinic. I have no problem with those who do not want to mention Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, it is their right.
              I have a problem with those who are talking nonsense, writing something that is not. Tel Aviv has never been a capital. And any mention of him in this role is a lie and delirium. It is not even the largest city in the Gush Dan metropolitan area.
              Why not Narnia?
              There are a dozen turns of speech in which you can not use the concept of the capital in principle, instead of making up nonsense.

              Quote: Adieu
              but this is real life

              Real life is that Tel Aviv is not the capital, never was, and does not perform any capital functions. I want to look at a diplomat who will persistently search for the Foreign Ministry in Tel Aviv. But no, lo and behold, everyone goes to the Jerusalem Foreign Ministry, for some reason.
  2. wandlitz
    wandlitz 9 October 2021 05: 45
    +1
    Russia offered to exchange a convicted citizen of the Russian Federation for a convicted citizen of Israel and the United States back in 2017. In our "places not so distant" was Naama Issachar, convicted of drug smuggling
    Apparently by that time Burkov was VERY interesting to them ...
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 9 October 2021 09: 19
      -2
      Quote: wandlitz
      Apparently by that time Burkov was VERY interesting to them ...

      No, just a good hacker is able to hack anything - even a program, even a prison

      He got the amers out with break-ins, so they got them out of harm's way wassat drinks
  3. nickolai.maliugin
    nickolai.maliugin 9 October 2021 06: 39
    -2
    For obvious reasons, I do not approve and do not condemn the motto "we do not abandon our own people." The future will show what the result will be.
  4. svp67
    svp67 9 October 2021 07: 18
    +3
    In this regard, it is probably worth recalling a number of criminal cases that are now being conducted against our specialists responsible for cybersecurity. I am more worried about, in exchange for WHOM or for WHAT, for what action on the part of the Russian Federation, the United States decided to give us this person out?
    1. AUL
      AUL 9 October 2021 09: 01
      +13
      But I regret that the Americans returned Anna Chapman to us in their time. Now she carries such nonsense on TV - it's already scary to listen to! laughing
      1. 41st region
        41st region 10 October 2021 12: 06
        0
        So don't listen. The TV uses virtues that are better to look at. She has them.
        1. AUL
          AUL 10 October 2021 12: 12
          -2
          Quote: 41st region
          She has them.

          Thank you, you don't need them! Maybe come to an agreement with amers - her back, to them, and we have someone else, easier? repeat
  5. Flooding
    Flooding 9 October 2021 07: 18
    +10
    And I also wanted put to rest those readers whose credo is expressed in two words - everything is lost

    I only ask you, Alexander Staver, without unnecessary torment.
    They are not so bad, these readers, to also suffer before repose.
  6. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 9 October 2021 08: 43
    +10
    Russia offered to exchange a convicted citizen of the Russian Federation for a convicted citizen of Israel and the United States back in 2017.
    Two years before her arrest?

    As you know, Israeli citizen Naama Issachar was detained in the transit zone of Sheremetyevo airport on April 9, 2019.
    She flew from India to Tel Aviv via Moscow. They found 9,6 grams of hashish in her luggage.
    The girl admitted that the drug was indeed in the luggage, but denied the accusation of smuggling:
    Issachar and her advocate insisted that the transit area traveler had no practical or theoretical ability to access her backpack. But the Khimki city court on October 11, 2019 found Naama guilty and sentenced to 7,5 years in prison.

    The request for clemency was addressed to Vladimir Putin and was transmitted through the Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III when he was on an official visit to Moscow in October 2019.
    Russia pardoned the Israeli woman Naama Issachar, detained in April 2019, in exchange for the transfer by Israel to the ownership of Russia of the complex of buildings of the Alexandrovsky courtyard in Jerusalem.

    Aleksandrovskoe courtyard became the object of disputes and conflicts after the 1917 revolution. This complex of buildings was built in Jerusalem at the end of the XNUMXth century by the Russian Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society.
    The courtyard is located in the Old Town, in the immediate vicinity of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
    The complex is a museum, the house church of Alexander Nevsky and the Threshold of the Judgment Gate - a Christian memorial site. According to legend, this was the threshold of the ancient gate through which Jesus Christ was led to execution.

    Also in the complex, near the threshold of the dock gate, there is a small opening through which one could enter the city when the gate was closed. There is a version that it was called "the eye of a needle", and it was about him that Jesus spoke in the famous phrase about wealth: "It is more convenient for a camel to pass through the ears of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God." This hole itself allowed the camel to pass, but only if all the load was removed from it.

    These are very important holy places for Christians and have great pilgrimage potential. After the 1917 revolution, the leadership of the Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society emigrated. The building is now run by people whose organization is registered as the "Orthodox Palestinian Society in the Holy Land." They themselves call themselves the descendants of the leaders of the pre-revolutionary society.

    There is also a rival organization - the Russian Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society, headed by ex-minister Sergei Stepashin. Stepashin himself said in an interview that the courtyard is now controlled by "zapadentsy", meaning a native of Western Ukraine, Nikolai Hoffman, who also calls himself a descendant of the White emigres of the Vorontsovs. He took over the leadership of the complex from the emigre bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, Anthony (Grabbe).

    The Russian authorities keep the question of the status of the courtyard under control: for example, back in 2015, Dmitry Medvedev, who was then prime minister, ordered all the necessary procedures to be carried out to formalize Russia's rights to the complex. And Stepashin stated that Patriarch Kirill is extremely interested in acquiring the rights to the courtyard.


    For a long time no one in Russia needed Burkov to perform only the unenviable role of a smoke screen.
    1. Doctor
      Doctor 9 October 2021 09: 28
      0
      Two years before her arrest?

      At the time of her arrest, Burkov was in an Israeli prison.
      Perhaps she was grabbed precisely for the exchange attempt.

      But they forgot that there is no extradition treaty between Russia and Israel.
      And there is between Russia and the United States. wink
      1. A. Privalov
        A. Privalov 9 October 2021 09: 33
        0
        Quote: Arzt
        At the time of her arrest, Burkov was in an Israeli prison.
        Perhaps she was grabbed precisely for the exchange attempt.

        But they forgot that there is no extradition treaty between Russia and Israel.
        And between Russia and the United States there is

        Indeed, in 2015, a Russian citizen Alexei Burkov was detained in Israel, who was suspected by the United States of cybercrimes: according to American investigators, he created a forum for elite cybercriminals, where planned crimes were discussed and stolen data was sold, including about hacked bank cards. Illegal transactions worth about $ 20 million were carried out on them.
        Perhaps someone in Russia thought that for the sake of 20 million greens, or what was left of them, it was worth a little adjust.
        1. Doctor
          Doctor 9 October 2021 10: 05
          0
          Perhaps someone in Russia thought that for the sake of 20 million greens, or what was left of them, it was worth a little adjust.

          Perhaps someone in Russia thought that it was worth a little fit for the sake of a database of 150 thousand US citizens. laughing
          1. A. Privalov
            A. Privalov 9 October 2021 10: 22
            +3
            It's nothing. The game is not worth it.
    2. your1970
      your1970 9 October 2021 23: 02
      0
      Quote: A. Privalov
      The girl admitted that the drug was indeed in the luggage, but denied the accusation of smuggling:
      Issachar and her advocate insisted that the transit area traveler had no practical or theoretical ability to access her backpack.

      Regardless of the possibility of use, the transit of drugs through the territory of the Russian Federation is prohibited and is a criminal offense. Moreover, it has always been ...
      Even if the plane flew without landings at all, it would still be the transit of drugs.
      1. A. Privalov
        A. Privalov 10 October 2021 01: 10
        +5
        Quote: your1970
        Regardless of the possibility of use, the transit of drugs through the territory of the Russian Federation is prohibited and is a criminal offense. Moreover, it has always been ...
        Even if the plane flew without landings at all, it would still be the transit of drugs.

        I am a law-abiding citizen and there is no need to agitate me for the observance of the laws.
        I absolutely do not care this stupid girl for whom my country fit in and made serious sacrifices. Although, I'm not sure how your state would fit in for you, if suddenly something.
        But that's not the point.
        You yourself write that "transit drugs through the territory of the Russian Federation is prohibited and is a criminal offense, "but she was charged with contraband. And tried for smuggling... And the term was given as for smuggling. Do you understand the difference?
        1. And Us Rat
          And Us Rat 10 October 2021 04: 19
          -1
          Quote: A. Privalov
          You yourself write that "the transit of drugs through the territory of the Russian Federation is prohibited and is criminally punishable."

          Moreover, there is no evidence that drugs were not planted on her already in Moscow. In the Russian Federation, this is generally a common phenomenon. And her confession is a banal self-talk under psychological pressure. This is also a widespread phenomenon in Russia. There are more cases of police and judicial lawlessness than the crimes themselves. The very fact that the population of "defenders of law and order" fears more than bandits, eloquently hints at the real state of affairs.
        2. your1970
          your1970 10 October 2021 09: 49
          0
          Quote: A. Privalov
          You yourself write that "the transit of drugs through the territory of the Russian Federation is prohibited and is criminally punishable," but she was charged with smuggling. And they were tried for smuggling. And the term was given as for contraband. Do you understand the difference?

          The transit of drugs is smuggling.
          In the Russian Federation, smuggling is formed in the Criminal Code - illegal import, export and transit
          1. A. Privalov
            A. Privalov 10 October 2021 10: 21
            +3
            Quote: your1970
            The transit of drugs is smuggling.


            I will repeat once again: "I absolutely do not care this stupid girl for whom my country fit in and made serious sacrifices."

            After being interrogated at the airport, she was arrested and detained in a pre-trial detention center. Soon she was charged under Art. 228 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation ("Illegal possession of narcotic substances"), the maximum sanction for which is three years in prison.

            The investigation of the case lasted ten days, and then was sent to the prosecutor's office to confirm the indictment.
            The supervisory authority saw another corpus delicti in Issachar's actions - under Part 2 of Art. 229.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation ("Drug smuggling").
            After three months of additional investigation, the girl was charged under two (!) Articles.
            The girl checked in her luggage at the starting point of the route and did not have access to it in Russia. Moreover, Issakhar did not pass customs control at Sheremetyevo. For four hours, during which she waited for a flight to Israel, the girl was in the so-called sterile zone - the area between the checkpoint at the airport and the plane.
            The accusation of smuggling in this case, when there was no fact of crossing the Russian customs, is unprecedented.
            “I have studied the practice of ships assigned to airports over the past 15 years, and this is the first such case,” says lawyer Issakhar Alexander Taits to RT. - The man was on a transit flight. The charge states that she crossed the customs border. Formally, this is so - in the air, she really crossed it. However, since Issachar did not pass through the customs point and did not even intend to do this, there is no corpus delicti in her actions. She handed over her luggage, which contained the drug, in Delhi - it was checked in before Tel Aviv. Naama did not request luggage at Sheremetyevo and did not have access to it in Russia. If, in theory, she flew from Sheremetyevo on a domestic flight, then she would have to get her luggage and go through customs. But in this case, Issachar could go through the red corridor and refuse to commit a crime, surrendering a narcotic substance. "

            The defender believes that if we are guided by the logic of the state prosecution, then Issachar crossed the border of the Russian Federation when she was on board the plane.

            “According to the logic of law enforcers, the passengers of all civilian ships in transit through the airspace of the Russian Federation are smugglers. Then it is necessary to introduce into the Criminal Code a new corpus delicti - "transit smuggling", Says Taits.


            Former deputy of the Main Directorate for Combating Smuggling of the Federal Customs Service, Marat Fayzulin, also notes that the accusation of smuggling is illegal.

            “Clause 25 of Article 2 of the Customs Code describes the definition of illegal movement of goods across the customs border,” explains Faizulin in an interview with RT. - It states that smuggling is the movement of goods across the customs border outside the places of customs points or outside their working hours, either with concealment from customs control, inaccurate declaration or non-declaration, or using forged documents. An Israeli citizen has no signs of a violation of this rule of law. Thus, the article on smuggling is incriminated to her unreasonably. "


            Lawyer Ekaterina Dukhina also agrees that the charges against the girl under Article 229 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation were unfounded.

            “But the most important thing in this story is to understand that from the point of view of the transportation and storage of narcotic substances described in Article 228 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, the same laws and rules apply on the territory of the transit zone as outside it,” Dukhina comments on RT on the situation. "However, if this absurd practice continues, then anti-drug articles can just as well be applied to foreign medicines in first-aid kits traveling in transit through Russia, if they contain substances prohibited by us or not accredited in the Russian Federation."
            1. your1970
              your1970 10 October 2021 14: 32
              -2
              Quote: A. Privalov
              or with concealment from customs control, false declaration or non-declaration,

              Regardless of the fact that she did not have access - she crossed the customs border of the Russian Federation with drugs subject to mandatory declaration. This forms the composition of the smuggling ... Regardless of whether the transit zone was sterile or not very lol

              Quote: A. Privalov

              “According to the logic of law enforcers, the passengers of all civilian ships in transit through the airspace of the Russian Federation are smugglers.
              - if they carry with them drugs, weapons, poisonous and potent substances, as well as precursors - yes, they are smugglers. Quite real ...
              As far as I know, there are similar rules in France.
              In Germany, there were nuances (in terms of quantity, diseases, etc.) - but the general principle is the same.
  7. parusnik
    parusnik 9 October 2021 10: 04
    +2
    It turns out that not everything is lost, the Russian criminal will continue to serve his sentence in a Russian prison. smile
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      1. parusnik
        parusnik 9 October 2021 10: 23
        +3
        It doesn't matter, the main thing for criminals is their homeland. smile
    2. A. Privalov
      A. Privalov 9 October 2021 10: 23
      +3
      Quote: parusnik
      It turns out that not everything is lost, the Russian criminal will continue to serve his sentence in a Russian prison. smile

      Does he face 80 years of imprisonment there like in the USA?
  8. Maks1995
    Maks1995 9 October 2021 10: 52
    -1
    Infa came across that many of these "hackers" have parents or a roof among the Russian elite.

    Deputies, officials, the rich. That is why they act so easily in Russia, travel around the world calmly (the golden youth), and come across publicity when they begin to act as they used to, over the hill.

    And there that they are children of the deputies is somehow not impressive, and they begin to dig. And the Russian authorities - to be indignant, they say, nothing to do with the children, the money itself came.

    Is this true?
  9. Cb master
    Cb master 9 October 2021 14: 26
    +1
    If an IT specialist has not been engaged in self-education for more than 2 years, he ceases to be an IT specialist. For a security person (or if you want a hacker), a half-year break is likely to be fatal for a career. And the dude was in prison for 6 years. 6! During this time, even a plumber will lose qualifications. laughing So, it is unlikely that we will ever hear about him again. Unless it will conduct some kind of broadcast.
    1. Jcvai
      Jcvai 11 October 2021 09: 15
      +1
      Slightly controversial due to lack of clear definitions, characteristics and limitations.
      A significant number of historical "high-profile hacks" by many (well-known) names required only copying and launching skills, using as a basis the usual social engineering (the basic psychology of the performer and the weak competence of the target personnel)
  10. Glagol1
    Glagol1 9 October 2021 16: 59
    +1
    Russia fights selectively for its citizens. Interest for 10-15. The rest rot in prisons around the world, abandoned and forgotten by their homeland. Our mid is a big PR screen. Here the Soviet Foreign Ministry fought for its citizens, people were pulled / changed / fought from such nooks and crannies, which the present day never dreamed of. Of course, there are some individual successes, only there are so few of them against the general background of hopelessness.
    1. your1970
      your1970 9 October 2021 23: 19
      0
      Quote: Glagol1
      Here the Soviet Foreign Ministry fought for its citizens, people were pulled / changed / fought from such nooks and crannies, which the current ones never dreamed of.

      Trouble is that during the Soviet era, all Soviet citizens were abroad no more than 50 ... In all countries of the world ...
      And these citizens were 9/10 military, intelligence, etc.
      I would have seen how the USSR acted if it had only 4 million people left for Turkey
  11. Radikal
    Radikal 9 October 2021 22: 55
    +2
    I read the first part / chapter of the opus, decided - I'll guess the author, or not? I guessed it. Detention of a citizen of the Russian Federation abroad - so what? Two, in my opinion, years ago, the United States detained / kidnapped a former SVR employee, who was no longer the same, but an employee of a defense enterprise - (pr-e-fool) arranged a selfie at the "spy bridge". So what? Do we hear about this? And what parallel does the author want to draw in this article? Between a little boy from the Russian Federation and an illegal Soviet intelligence officer ?! Does the author have any reason at all? winked
  12. Farewell
    Farewell 10 October 2021 17: 09
    0
    Quote: And Us Rat

    Not available, Trump vetoed. The resolution was not adopted.


    Resolution from the eightieth year, Trump was then an unknown bastard :). And it was after her that all foreign embassies moved to Tel Aviv.
  13. mihalych
    mihalych 10 October 2021 18: 16
    0
    What is the article about? Another shaking of the air.
  14. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 11 October 2021 09: 56
    +1
    An example of how a country is fighting for its citizens is China ... and the situation with the vice president of Huawei in Canada. She was recently released, as were the two Canadians in China.