Seven Individuals Charged for Engineering Global Internet Fraud

Yesterday, United States law enforcement officials announced charges against six Estonian nationals and one Russian national for engaging in a massive and sophisticated internet scheme that infected more than four million computers with malware – including half a million computers in the U.S.  The malware secretly re-routed infected computers to websites and advertisements the defendants were paid to promote. The scheme generated more than $14 million in illegitimate income. For more details about the investigation, read the FBI’s press release.

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