German virus gang jailed

Friday, 22 December 2006, 12:39 AM EST

Two men who infected more than 100,000 computers with a Trojan that generated profits exceeding 12 million Euros have been jailed in Germany.

A court in Osnabrück sentenced one of the men to four years and the other to a 39 month sentence for their part in a criminal scheme that subverted innocent internet users' PCs with software that dialled premium rate 0190 phone numbers to contact an adult website.

At Computing.

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