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FBI: Fraudsters earned $150 million in rogue AV scams
« on: December 15, 2009, 06:03:21 PM »
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For the first time, the FBI has issued a public warning about the threat of rogue anti-virus software, which the agency said has resulted in more than $150 million in losses to victims.
http://www.scmagazineus.com/fbi-fraudsters-earned-150-million-in-rogue-av-scams/article/159597/

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Re: FBI: Fraudsters earned $150 million in rogue AV scams
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2009, 06:39:46 PM »
If there wasn't money to be had, I doubt they would do it.
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Re: FBI: Fraudsters earned $150 million in rogue AV scams
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2009, 06:58:23 PM »
I would say that figure is likely to be much larger, especially if it isn't a worldwide figure.

Not to mention anyone giving their credit card details to pay for a rogue antivirus or antispyware programs, could well suffer further fraudulent activity on their credit card.
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Re: FBI: Fraudsters earned $150 million in rogue AV scams
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2009, 07:12:03 PM »
I wouldn't be surprised if it were in the billions.  Just plain crazy I tell ya.
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