Seven Indicted in International Cybercrime Operation

Six Estonians and one Russian national were recently indicited by the U.S. government for infecting millions of computers in over a hundred countries with a malware program that rerouted users to advertizing sites.  The FBI, in an investigation dubbed "Operation Ghost Click," traced the comptuer hijacking to a company in Estonia called Rove Digital.  The six Estonians were arrested, and face extradition to the United States, while the Russian remains at large.

Citation: FBI 'Operation Ghost Click' raid shuts down cyber criminals, The Telegraph, November 10, 2011.

 

Jordan Styles