A recent article in eWeek tells how the FBI has indicted 3 people in a $100 million rogue antivirus scam. While it’s only an indictment, and not an arrest or conviction, at least it’s a start.
Three men have been indicted in what the FBI described as an international cybercrime operation that sold $100 million in rogue antivirus software to victims in more than 60 countries.
Can you imagine the number of victims, and the number of infected systems, from $100 million in sales?
Remember, if you get a popup from a program you don’t remember installing, with a link to buy a program to clean the infection, it’s probably a scam. Don’t click on the link!