$20 Million Scam; Hondurese malware and Polish priests, out to topple US gov.

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Baserk, Nov 10, 2010.

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  1. Baserk

    Baserk Registered Member

    Apr 14, 2008
    I just read about the most ridiculous malware scam ever, in an article on Wired.

    Composer (and Schlumberger oil fortune heir) Roger Davidson, brought his laptop to a computer repairshop in 2004, suspecting the device being infected.

    From then on he has been scammed, duped etc. in believing he'd gotten some nasty Hondurese malware, of which the origin was tracked in Honduras by an uncle of the repairman.
    But actually it was a group of Polish priests (belonging to Opus Dei) looking to topple the US government, who were behind the malware infection.
    According to the repairshop employee, that is.

    Over a period of 6 years, between 6 and 20 million US dollars have been extorted from the composer in order to 'protect him'.

    One of the weirdest scams ever? Wired link
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