Bruce Schneier's blog had a pointer to this story, about the black
market in personal information in Moscow:

   At the Gorbushka kiosk, sales are so brisk that the vendor excuses
   himself to help other customers while the foreigner considers his
   options: $43 for a mobile phone company's list of subscribers? Or $100
   for a database of vehicles registered in the Moscow region?

   The vehicle database proves irresistible. It appears to contain names,
   birthdays, passport numbers, addresses, telephone numbers,
   descriptions of vehicles, and vehicle identification (VIN) numbers for
   every driver in Moscow.

Perry E. Metzger                [EMAIL PROTECTED]

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