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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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  1. Thecowking

    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

    1. edge_e
      Facepalm

      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 ...

      1. asdf Silver badge
        Trollface

        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.

  2. Maty

    He might be broke but ...

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

    1. Thorne

      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...

      1. skeletal
        FAIL

        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)

  3. earl grey Silver badge
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    five years for 14M

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

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: five years for 14M

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

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