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Russian friends make German web scum the 'best' in European Union

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Keeping up

"The German cyber criminal underground is well-developed-and-managed by cyber criminals even though it remains a small community in number compared with the Russian and Brazilian underground markets," researchers say.

It would be nice to read exactly why the Germans hackers are so few in relation to the rest, considering that it is an article about the German hacker community...

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It would be nice to read exactly why the Germans hackers are so few in relation to the rest,

1) Germany: 80m pop'n, Russia + Brazil: 340m pop'n

2) Germany per capita income c$41k, Russia, Brazil per capital income c$8.5k (before the recent commodity price collapses that hit both Russia & Brazil hard)

3) Transparency international corruption index - Germany 12th in the world, Brazil 69th, Russia 136th.

4) By less developed country standards, internet access is very widely available in Russia (70% of population) and Brazil (60%)

So, in summary, there's more Russians & Brazilians, they are driven by worse economic prospects, they have internet access, and their respective states are less able or less willing to enforce the rule of law.

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@Ledswinger - very good break down worth more than a simple +1

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Led, if you don't work for The Economist, you should.

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of the 70,000 'users' I wonder how many are researchers for AV software?

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damn russian commie crooks. Should've nuked them when we had the chance

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nice

you forgot your Trump 2016 signature.

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Never judge a story by it's title....

Bugger - there was me hoping for a breakdown on the latest trends in European skin flicks and how they have improved with the influx of East European "actresses"

*grabs his dirty mac*

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