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'Nigerian scammer' busted after he infected himself with malware

SimonC

> They were able to monitor the ringleader of this particular operation for “several months”.

> Bettke explained that “we saw who he contacted, his instant messages, the tools he was using, his victims, the amounts of money transferred – how the whole thing worked.”

How is that not illegal? Even if it were the police they'd not have permission to access someone's computer and get their personal information anymore than they can walk into someone's house without a warrant and rummage around just because the door was unlocked.

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