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Swede jailed in US for 'scareware' scheme

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post 17.Dec.2012, 07:26 AM
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A Swedish man was sentenced to four years in prison in the US for his role in a multi-million dollar international scam where he infected victims' computers with "scareware" and then sold them useless anti-virus software.

The Swede, 37, was sentenced to four years in prison by a court in the state of Washington, the United States Department of Justice said in a statement.

The man is believed to have taken in $71 million in a series of scams which reportedly victimized approximately 960,000 innocent computer users.

The 37-year-old was also ordered to pay $650,000 in forfeiture.

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post 18.Dec.2012, 01:24 AM
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The guys name is Mikael Patrick Sallnert.
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