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Estonian Clickjacking Ring Totally Busted

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November 11, 2011 10:33:47 PM

I-tunes -> idownload-store-music, irs -> hr block. I seems very well engineered. I can't help suspect that those companies knew what they were paying them for.
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November 11, 2011 10:37:12 PM

This can pretty much be done in the command line, honestly it was a semi inventive way to make a bit of cash, sure people were a bit annoyed at the so called malware but still, it didn't infect files nor did it take credit card information.

Surely this must be a slap on the wrist type of offense

Couldn't there prosecution have been prevented if they put up a small flier on there landing page saying "you agree that by visiting this site that the site owners cannot be held responsible for anything downloaded, etc etc etc." (bad wording, but im not a lawyer...)
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November 11, 2011 11:03:13 PM

I am pretty sure I got this. Or something like it. Everytime I clicked a link it would redirect me somewhere. I just removed that old vista partition and got on with my life.
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November 11, 2011 11:05:23 PM

I wonder why these con artists would clickjack iTunes Apple users? They are the smartest bunch of the IT flock. Obviously they would have erased the malware instantly! ......... Right?
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November 11, 2011 11:29:30 PM

Another case of PEBKAC.
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November 12, 2011 4:27:51 AM

What is interesting is that there is no mention of the time frame when all this happened. They finally got busted, but when? they started off with this DNS Changer thingy from the Idiots book of blah blah blah but when? and how long did it take them make the 14Million greens? how long did it take them to infect the 4Million rigs and the 500,000 geeks?
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November 12, 2011 5:51:20 AM

Typical Estonian. Bunch of crooks whole nation.
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November 12, 2011 12:24:11 PM

scrumworksTypical Estonian. Bunch of crooks whole nation.

All names and surnames are russian they just had estonian nationality.
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November 12, 2011 3:23:15 PM

they should have patented the scheme, sold the info to the AV makers and live off the licensing fees they charge for each AV license sold.
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Anonymous
November 13, 2011 1:03:22 PM

alyoshka - since 2006-2007
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November 15, 2011 11:22:53 PM

Good job to the American law enforcement.
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