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Two scareware corporations sued

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 04:09 PM

At today's Washingtonpost.com, Brian Krebs of the Security Fix posted a brief article about two corporations that specialized in scareware. Many of the names will be familiar to you from HijackThis Log postings. (I didn't find the 2 that I was looking for.) The companies' assets were frozen. They embedded viruses, etc. in ads placed on legitimate sites. There is a 31 page pdf available (also may be viewed in other formats) through a link in his article. All 31 pages are the names of various companies, based in the U.S. and abroad, just lists of company, .coms and domains, nothing else. The plaintiff in the case wishes to bar the parties from ever engaging in such activities again.

Here is a link to the article: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/securityf...ml?nav=rss_blog

Incidentally, susbscriptions to the Post are free, if you have difficulty accessing features in the article. There is also a Tech newsletter available. Some of the same information is available here at Bleepingcomputer.com, but I am still trying to learn all the resources available on this excellent site!

Edit: Moved topic from AntiVirus, Firewall and Privacy Products and Protection Methods to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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