Former Eastern Block countries have some great "IT people" who could do great in a normal environment...but there are no "normal" jobs for them. So, they get hired by criminal organizations instead. Everyone's got to eat.
Stop lying. You're describing Eastern Europe cca. 1995.
Nowadays, more than 20 years after, the situation is the exact opposite: not enough IT people compared with available jobs in the local market. Moreover, non-local job opportunities all over the EU drain the IT people from Eastern Europe.