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Win 7 Antivirus 2012 - Prosecution?


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#1 fizzlepop

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 03:49 PM

I don't know if this is appropriate to this forum or not but here goes. During my experience with ZeroAccess I got the Win 7 Antivirus 2012 infection. As I understand it this program will prompt you to pay money to get it to go away, which it probably won't.

My question is this: Shouldn't someone in law enforcement be able to put in a credit card and follow the money trail? I mean, the credit card company will pay out which means that money has to land in an account somewhere, right? After it's in an account, monitor it until funds are withdrawn/transferred and, BAM, one less hacker/pest on the internet. What am I missing here?

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#2 frankp316

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 06:58 PM

A lot of the kind of phishing you are talking about originates from countries like Russia. This kind of thing is the way of the Russian mob. And you can be sure that these experienced criminals are smart enough to make sure any paper trail leads nowhere. That's why the Cayman Islands exist. Not to mention that most of them are in an unenforcable jurisdiction. So it would be nice if finding scammers was that simple...but it ain't.

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