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Confucius cyber-gang spreads backdoor ridden chat apps in Romance scams

As Valentine's Day arrives, cyber-criminals have been looking to once again seize the opportunity to target lonely singles in romance schemes looking to persuade victims into downloading malware hidden in chat apps.

Latvian man pleads guilty to role in malvertising-based scareware scheme

A Latvian national who at one point was the fifth most wanted cyber-criminal in the US pleaded guilty this week in a US federal court to supporting a scareware scheme targeting users of the Minneapolis Star Tribune's website.

Nigerian man sentenced to 12 years for operating spam scheme

A Nigerian man was sentenced to more than 12 years in a prison and ordered to pay US $13 million in restitution for his role in an internet fraud scheme