MADRID - Spanish police and Europol have busted a global cybercrime operation that infected millions of computers with a virus that falsely accused victims of viewing child pornography and demanded a fine payment, officials said Wednesday.
The scam began when the virus infected the host computer, and showed this intimidating message. (Screencap by Malwaretips.com)
Police detained 11 people as part of the operation, including a 27-year-old Russian suspected of creating and distributing the virus, Europol director Rob Wainwright told a news conference in Madrid.
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