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SCW RUSSIAWIRE: "Russian data theft: Shady world where all is for sale" - BBC

"According to cyber-security experts, vast quantities of supposedly private data - including from Russian state institutions - are bought and sold every day. ... private detectives, scammers or just jealous husbands can search illegal forums online and order the services of a hacker to give them an almost limitless supply of personal data. The market for purchasing personal data in Russia is growing. For a modest fee, you can gain access to mobile phone records, addresses, passport details and even bank security codes. ... Russia's security apparatus is up against powerful market forces. Officials can supplement their often meagre wages by selling data on the black market. ..."

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