It seems the FTC is still doing a great job of ridding the net of fraudsters and malware operators. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/10/scareware_group_shuttered/
A federal judge has closed down a major online operation that duped more than one million computer users into buying bogus malware protection using fraudulent ads and false claims viewers' machines contained illegal pornography.
The order against two firms, Innovative Marketing of Belize and ByteHosting Internet Services of Ohio, resulted from a lawsuit filed last week by the Federal Trade Commission. The alleged scheme it outlines is breathtaking in the degree of treachery and sophistication it sowed in plastering the net with ads falsely claiming machines were riddled with malware and other menaces.
One of the defendants, Kristy Ross of Maryland, spent more than $3.3m during a 25-month period starting in October 2004 to advertise products including WinFixer, WinAntivirus, DriveCleaner and ErrorSafe, according to the suit.
This is the best sort of headline, scammers served up on a plate