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Net Bandits Charged in $14 Million Ad-Fraud Case

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    Posted: 09-Nov-2011 at 16:47
Net Bandits Charged in $14 Million Ad-Fraud Case
Published November 09, 2011

NEW YORK – They took a byte of crime.

A crew of Internet bandits devised an international scheme to hijack more than 4 million computers worldwide so websurfers visiting Netflix, and other popular websites would be rerouted to sites that generated at least $14 million in fraudulent profits, an indictment unsealed in New York alleged Wednesday.

The indictment says 500,000 computers in the United States were infected, including some used by educational institutions, nonprofits and government agencies like NASA. Six Estonians were in custody in that country, and extradition was being sought, authorities said. One Russian remained at large.

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