Last updated: 12 february, 2010 - 13:03 GMT

Hackers For Hire

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Who has the upper hand in the cyber war between criminals and the law?

Young Russian IT graduates have a fearsome reputation for their ability to pierce cyberdefences.

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The BBC met one hacker to try to discover why he had become a hacker - and what made him so good.

Andrei used to hack for fun -- and to test his abilities.

Hackers For Hire was broadcast on BBC World Service at 1006 GMT on 11 March 2010

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