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.