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Submission + - FBI Shuts Down Major Scareware Gang, Arrests 2 (

Trailrunner7 writes: The FBI has made a major dent in the huge scareware and rogue antivirus problem that has been plaguing Internet users for years now, arresting two people and seizing dozens of computers, servers and bank accounts as part of a large-scale coordinated operation in twelve countries.

The operation, which involved authorities in the United States, Germany, France, Latvia, the UK and several other nations, was designed to disrupt the scareware ecosystem that has been preying on users' security fears in an effort to scam them out of millions of dollars in licensing fees for useless or outright malicious software.

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FBI Shuts Down Major Scareware Gang, Arrests 2

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