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2010-05-29 09:46:05

Officials said Thursday that three men have been indicted in connection with a Ukraine-based fraud scheme which tricked Internet users into believing their computers were infected, scamming the victims out of roughly $100 million. The Justice Department said in a statement that Internet users in over 60 countries purchased more than one million bogus software products from the three defendants from America and Sweden. Bjorn Daniel Sundin, a 31-year-old Swedish citizen, and Shaileshkumar...

2010-05-27 14:07:00

Caused $100 Million in Losses to Internet Victims Worldwide CHICAGO, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international cybercrime scheme caused Internet users in more than 60 countries to purchase more than one million bogus software products, causing victims to lose more than $100 million, according to a federal indictment returned here against a Cincinnati area man and two other men believed to be living abroad. The charges allege that the defendants, through fake advertisements placed...

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2008-12-12 14:49:30

Sellers of fake security software are now the target of the U.S. government. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) won a restraining order that stops several sellers of "scareware" from continuing to trade. There are millions of people that are thought to have been caught by the software which, once installed, issues false alerts about viruses and illegal porn. Further legal action is being pursued by the FTC to win a permanent ban on those peddling the scareware. The FTC submitted court papers...

2008-07-17 03:00:18

By IRIS TAYLOR Gampass, Mumawow and Storm aren't the names of computer games. They are monikers for three sinister and malicious pieces of malware. What's malware? It is software and codes that Internet crooks around the world secretly download onto people's computers or embed in Web pages. The goal: Hitchhike back to people's computers and damage, disrupt or hijack them for criminal use; implant pop-up advertisements; or steal confidential data and money from their bank accounts....

2008-01-14 09:00:24

LOS ANGLES, Jan 14 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to increase the awareness of its upcoming movie Untraceable, Sony Pictures Entertainment has partnered with SUPERAntiSpyware.com. As one of the film's promotional partners, SUPERAntiSpyware.com, a leader in anti-spyware software, will build awareness and generate excitement for the film with movie-themed home page integration and site-wide banners. They are also co-branding their software definition updates, which go out to over 5 million...