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A clean-up operation following the takedown of what has been described as the biggest cyber-scam scam ever has begun. Six Estonian suspects have been charged, and one Russian suspect remains at large, over a malware-based DNS changer scam that affected 4 million PCs worldwide, generating an estimated $14m in the process. The …


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  1. Anonymous Coward


    So that's why El Reg's forums were down for a while this afternoon. I guess that's one way to bring the bad news ;-)

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    And you trust the FBI ?????

    With the US record on privacy who is going to fall for downloading software supplied by the Feds.

  3. eulampios

    nice ad

    So when you buy a PC from a major OEM, does it along with "Such -and-Such recommends Microsoft Windows whatever!" add the following : "...and biggest botnets delightfully approve this message!"?

  4. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge

    "chief exec of Rove Digital"

    Turd Blossom is alive!

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