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Canning Spam and Cyber Crime
While reports tell us that the cyber crime economy is still going strong, there have been a number of arrests and courtroom wins against the bad guys of online crime in the past few months. To name a few (some of which included lengthy, cross-border investigations):
- A New Zealand teen pleaded guilty to running a million PC botnet
- A U.S.-based bot herder pleaded guilty to installing adware on hundreds of PCs in Europe
- Chinese cyber criminals were handed down eight-year prison sentences for involvement in a malware scheme
Still, are these cases just a drop in the bucket, or is law enforcement around the world creating real headway into making the Internet a safer place? Forbes.com has an interesting article on nabbing the "spam kings." Take a look and decide for yourself.