Arrests over $850 million Facebook botnet crime spree

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December 12, 2012
BBC News [UK state media]    
Posted in News

"An alleged cybercrime ring said to be responsible for losses of $850m (£530m) looks to have been foiled by the FBI -- by using Facebook. In a statement, the US authority said 10 suspects had been arrested globally, including from the UK and US. Facebook users were targeted over two years beginning in October 2010. A gang was said to be using a botnet to steal credit card, bank account and other personal identifiable information from victims." (12/12/12)  

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