When the London-based billionaire Viktor Prokopenya determined to cease his cryptocurrency trade group Forex.com serving shoppers in Russia final week, he didn’t realise how quickly the backlash would arrive.
Inside minutes of the announcement got here a torrent of abuse and demise threats from Russians to his call-centre employees. Disagreeable however maybe not sudden, given its 500,000-strong band of shoppers within the nation.
What occurred subsequent was extra of a shock. Simply hours after the transfer, which included an organization assertion condemning Russian “aggression” and “this horrible battle”, Forex.com got here beneath the most important cyber assault the tech entrepreneur had seen.
Prokopenya, who initially hails from Belarus, is satisfied it got here from Russia.”You don’t should be a rocket scientist,” he stated. “We’ve been attacked earlier than,