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When Ukraine in October 2010 arrested five alleged hacker kingpins behind a multimillion-dollar scam, authorities touted it as part of a broader crackdown on cybercrime.

But they were swiftly released and remain free as the investigation drags on. With more than a year passing by, Ukraine’s would-be major crackdown on cybercrime is increasingly looking like the real bust.

Authorities finally admit that Ukraine remains a heavenly haven for hackers due to inadequate anti-cybercrime laws and the lack of knowledgeable computer scientists working on the side of the law.

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