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Ransomware Scammer Gets Five Years

An Estonian man will spend more than five years in a US jail for ransomware scams. Maksim Berezan took more than $50 million from victims. Many scammers get away with online crimes because they operate in countries with a lax attitude to crimes ... committed against people outside their national borders. That was not the case with Berezan, who was arrested in Latvia and extradited to the US. Justice Department officials thanked authorities in both Latvia and Estonia for their cooperation. Although Berezan pleaded guilty in April last year, he's only just been sentenced for "conspiracy to commit ... (view more)

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Cybercrime (or "computer crime") consists of specific crimes dealing with computers and networks (such as hacking) and the facilitation of traditional crime through the use of computers and technology infrastructure. (Source: ) Although the ... terms computer crime and cybercrime are more properly restricted to describing criminal activity in which the computer or network is a necessary part of the crime, these terms are also sometimes used to include traditional crimes, such as fraud, theft, blackmail, forgery, and embezzlement, in which computers or networks are used. Types of ... (view more)

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