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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

 

Excerpt:

 

'....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......'

 

To read the complete article see: http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/11/05/fake-antivirus-nets-hacker-150

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