Two arrested in $10 million tech support scheme that ‘preyed on the elderly’

On Wednesday, September 18, FBI agents arrested two suspects on charges of running a massive tech support scheme that made over $10 million in profit by defrauding more than 7,500 victims, most of which were elderly. See also 10 dangerous app vulnerabilities to watch out for (free PDF) The two suspects, named Romana Leyva and Ariful Haque, operated a classic tech support operation that used malicious websites to show popups with fake but alarming security alerts, intimidating victims into believing their computers had been infected with malware or other computer viruses.

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