Hackers Hijack Millions of Computers in 'Massive' Fraud Case

Thursday Nov 10th 2011 by Datamation.com Staff
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The feds have charged seven people for a click-jacking scheme that netted $14 million.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek: The U.S. government has charged six Estonians and one Russian with 27 counts of wire fraud and conspiracy stemming from a massive click-jacking scheme. The hackers allegedly infected more than 4 million computers in more than 100 countries with malware that generated $14 million.

The investigation of the scheme has been underway for more than two years. On Wednesday, the feds raided two data centers in New York City and Chicago in order to shut down the servers used by the hackers. They are working with thousands of ISPs in order to notify the end users who may have systems infected by malware by the perpetrators.

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