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The Lure: The True Story of How the Department of Justice Brought Down Two of the World’s Most Dangerous Cyber Criminals by Steve Schroeder

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Chapter 15. Sentencing and Other Aftermath

Following the conviction of Vasily Gorshkov on October 9, 2001, the case achieved celebrity status among Information Technology security professionals. Steve and Floyd were asked to give presentations about the case at the annual CTC Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Steve and Phil were invited to conduct workshops using the materials from the case at several universities, as well as at two international conferences in Taipei, Taiwan.

In the months that followed the case, Steve worked with the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section to obtain Congressional funding for the national computer crime program. This initiative succeeded in expanding the Department of Justice program and provided for ...

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