Interesting story about “The Curious Case of Dmitry Golubov” at Washington post’s Security Fix. I’m not so interested in the cybercrime boss details – but this device called the “Raskat” – has anyone heard/seen this thing?
“As for his computer, he is right no evidence was found because he had cooked all of his loose media in a wok,” Hilbert said. As for Golubov’s computer hard drive? Hilbert said Golubov erased it with a type of electro-magnetic pulse generator known by its Russian name, “Raskat.”
Golubov doesn’t dispute that he owned a Raskat at the time, but he says he purchased it online to resell it at a local market for a tidy profit.
“In the past in Ukraine it was risky to keep all company contract and clients data on computers,” Golubov said. “At first — tax inspection can confiscate computers, at second — competitors can stole them and take over businesses.”
Golubov said it was members of the law enforcement task force who used the Raskat to fry the data on his hard drive.