How Sexy Is Accused Russian Hacker Kristina Svechinskaya?

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Among the 37 people charged yesterday for participating in an Eastern Europe–based bank-hacking scheme in which $3 million was siphoned from bank accounts belonging to small businesses and individuals were four New York college students — "sexy Eastern European coeds," according to the Daily News, which is gunning to make one of them, a 21-year-old Kristina Svechinskaya, who appeared in court "in calf-high boots and skin-tight jeans," the next Anna Chapman.

But is Kristina SEXY enough to become a star? As you can see by her picture, she is very attractive, but her name is a mouthful, and as far as we can tell she doesn't have a huge Internet presence. And then there's her crime: According to the feds, Kristina used special software to hack into bank accounts of individuals, skim a little money off of each of them, deposit it into one of five bank accounts she had created for the purposes of laundering said money, then transfer it to the ringleaders of the group. Sexy! However, after all of that, she only stole $35,000, and cried in court. Not sexy. Then again: the name of the software she used? Trojan. Maxim, it's your call.

Russians in NY aided '$3M bank hack' [NYP]
New Yorkers among dozens charged in alleged cyber-scheme using 'Zeus Trojan' virus to steal millions [NYDN]