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Feds Out-Hack Russian Hackers
The challenge, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Floyd Short, was that the suspects, Alexei Ivanov and Vasily Gorshkov, were Russians. And their server - where Short says they kept thousands of stolen credit card numbers - was also in Russia.
The game -- which was successful -- was for authorities in Seattle, Wash. to steal the passwords and codes to the Russians' server in Russia.
"Gorshkov went on the Internet," said Floyd. "We obtained the name of the server in Russia, his user name and his password. ... It was critical to the case.''
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