Italian virus scammer jailed for 14 months

Wednesday, 13 April 2005, 12:20 PM EST

A 39-year-old Italian man convicted of running a dialler scam was last week jailed for 14 months on fraud and virus distribution charges. The unnamed perp was also fined Ä3,000 by a Milan court, after pleading guilty to masterminding an elaborate virus writing scam designed to fleece gullible Windows users. The case marks the first conviction for virus writing in Italy, Italian tech daily Punto Informatico reports.

By John Leyden at The Register.

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