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An Estonian man has pleaded guilty to involvement in the DNSChanger click fraud scam. The Trojan infected 4 million computers worldwide, netting cybercrooks an estimated $14m in the process. Valeri Aleksejev, 32, pleaded guilty to fraud and computer hacking offences at a hearing at a US federal court on Friday, Reuters reports. …

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Took me a while to read that right

Kept reading Estonian as "Etonian".

Politics in the news must be warping my fragile little mind :p

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Re: Took me a while to read that right

Kept reading Estonian as "Etonian".

I did the same initially. Quickly realised my error though; as if an Etonian would be broke ...

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Re: Took me a while to read that right

I read it as Elbonia (the 3rd world country of waist deep mudd) from Dilbert fame.

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He might be broke but ...

He can still pay in other ways. Five years in the Big House sounds about right.

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Re: He might be broke but ...

5 years in the big house an then retire to a luxury villa in the Cayman Islands.

Still sounds like a bargin...

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Re: He might be broke but ...

No they won't. The court has seized 143 different real estate propertes, 6 cars and a small boat from them.

(I live in Estonia)

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five years for 14M

how about enough chokey time until it's all paid back from hard labour>

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Re: five years for 14M

THAT is the way it should be - treble damages plus 30 years in the slammer.

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