FTC Wins $163 Million Judgment Against 'Scareware' Scammer

Maximum PC: Kristy Ross, suspected ringleader of a "scareware" scam that tricked over a million consumers into buying software to remove malware detected by fake antivirus scans, has been ordered to pay more than $163 million in damages, the Federal Trade Commission announced. The court also permanently barred Ms. Ross from selling security software of any kind, as well as any software that might interfere with a consumer's computer use or engage in any from of deceptive marketing.

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newsguy1478d ago

Gah, I hate those "click here to buy your way out of a virus" stuff!