Russia has long been known as a hotbed for black hat hackers due to their “untouchable” status within the Russian government. There are essentially three rules when it comes to being a Russian hacker that gives you this “untouchable” status:
1) You are not allowed to hack anything within the sovereign boundary.
2) If you find anything of interest to the regime, you share it.
3) When called upon for “Patriotic Activities”, you answer the call.