Top Russian spy ring technology screw-ups

Alleged Russian spies arrested last month in cities around the United States seemed to be lacking in spycraft and in urgent need of some IT expertise

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In order to get a laptop replaced, it had to first be sent to Russia via Rome by a courier who changed passports along the way, then returned to the United States -- a process that took three months. Apparently the machine received custom modifications while in Russia. When it was delivered to the spy who would use it, he was told that if he found any problems, they could be taken care of in six months.

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