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A gang of cyber fraudsters were arrested this morning after allegedly making tens of thousands of pounds by buying their own records from Apple iTunes and Amazon using stolen credit cards. Nine people are currently being held in custody following arrests at addresses in London and the West Midlands earlier today. The …

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  1. Ralph B
    Alert

    Now I understand!

    So that's how Eminem does it, eh?

  2. Qux
    Coat

    Such a shame...

    ...but nobody else was going to pay good money for LOtUSFLOW3R, after all...

  3. Steven Hunter
    Joke

    Typical

    Once again, people buying music instead of downloading it for free are RUINING the music industry! When will they learn?

  4. Slartybardfast

    Which Bands/Artists?

    The title says it all..

  5. Ian Ferguson
    Happy

    The gang is called

    Blazin' Squad, right?

  6. Jared Vanderbilt

    Finally a useful application for a botnet.

    Scripting kiddies start coding ... NOW!

  7. Tom 35 Silver badge
    Joke

    60 cops?

    What was the gang working out of a doughnut shop or something?

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    P2P

    Just think how much they undoubtedly lost to all the freetards sharing the tracks on The Pirate Bay! :-D

    Just out of curiosity, was the music any good?

  9. martinX

    Is that a good return

    Not being au fait with expected rates of returns for stolen goods, is a rate of 40% okay, or could they have done better elsewhere? Maybe it's a case of risk versus reward, and the risk seemed very low. For a while.

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