Quebec police break up largest hacking scam in Canadian history

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The CBC has just posted that police in Quebec have broken up a hacking ring of 14 suspects with ages from 17-26 who are accused of hacking into over a million computers around the world:

Quebec provincial police say they’ve dismantled a computer hacking network that targeted unprotected personal computers around the world.

Police raided several homes across Quebec on Wednesday and arrested 16 people in their investigation, which they say uncovered the largest hacking scam in Canadian history. Source: International hacking network busted, Quebec police say

The scam involved taking advantage of people who didn’t have anti-virus and/or firewalls instead then getting those computers as zombies to create websites where people’s personal information could be collected (stolen).

Let this be a reminder to you: use antivirus software, firewall, and keep your computer updated!

Yes, I know Mac and Linux fans are going to jump on this one…

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  • https://cgi.sfu.ca/~kumar Andrew Kumar

    pretty cool that it’s happening in montreal… sign of things to come out of Canada? hehee