Description:The computer revolution has changed the way we steal. Gun toting gangsters have now been replaced by computer savvy armchair nerds who can bankrupt a nation with a single keyboard sequence. Buenos Aires stockbroker Robert Barbosa awoke on 16 August 1994 to discover his company has been relieved of $200,000 by a computer hacker. When the damage was asseessed the final figure stolen was $10.6 millions This crime set US detectives on a trial that would lead them to a Russian cybergang and a young programmer called Vladimir Levin. Three years and thousands of miles later,Vladimir Levin site in a Brixton jail in South London awaiting extradition to the US.
Despite the 10,000 articles written about Levin thiw unassuming young man has remained silent. Until now,. The 28 year old biology graduate expresses his innocence in this world exclusive Equinox interview.