FBI stops cyber criminals who have stolen $74 million dollars with a help of malware

It was proved once more that people should educate themselves about cyber security and take the appropriate steps to prevent dangerous and costly intrusions of viruses. The latest FBI ‘s operation called Trident Tribunal has revealed cyber criminals who have stolen $74 million by convincing nearly a million people to pay for fake security software. In addition, 40 servers and bank accounts have been used for this international crime which included two online groups of scareware distributors. These servers and PCs were located in US, UK, Netherlands, Latvia, Germany, France, Lithuania and Sweden as well.

To disrupt two significant cyber-criminal networks, FBI had to cooperate with international law enforcement and prosecution partners. Their efforts demonstrate that no matter the country, internet criminals will be pursued: two Latvian, Peteris Sahurovs, 22, and Marina Maslobojeva, 23, are accused of setting up a false advertising agency to spread malware. Another criminal group infected hundreds of thousands of computers with scareware and sold tens of millions of dollars of the antivirus product in three years.

It becomes obvious that hackers continue to be aggressive and innovative for getting users’ money but they can be stopped. In order to protect your PC from viruses, get a reputable anti-spyware program.

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