Cybercriminal leads Ukrainian political party

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Do you believe that hackers who played a part in exchanging stolen credit card details stolen by password-grabbing spyware can be rehabilitated into society?

What kind of career path do you think they should follow? Computer security consultant? Penetration tester? Rat catcher? Politician?

Meet Dmitry Golubov, leader of the Internet Party of the Ukraine (IPU).

The party held its first official congress on March 1st (you can see some photographs of the event here), where Golubov no doubt reaffirmed his party’s platform of rooting out public corruption, returning nuclear weapons to the Ukraine and “electronic government against bureaucracy”.

What Golubov may not have talked about in his address to a packed conference room was that in July 2005 he was arrested in Odessa, and accused of being…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.