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Title: Fake software nets hacker $158,000 in a week

Author: Stewart Meagher

Source: The Inquirer

Date Published: 05 November 2008




'....A RUSSIAN hacker has trousered $158,000 in a single week flogging rubbish software to Americans, according to insecurity experts.


The sneak uses pop-ups warning of multiple infections that persistently suggest that users need to download a $US49.95 software package called Antivirus XP 2008 or Antivirus XP 2009.


The software appears to find and remove multiple trojans and viruses but, in fact, does absolutely nothing......'


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