Canadian hacker ring busted

Quebec provincial police say they’ve dismantled a computer hacking network that targeted unprotected personal computers around the world.

Police raided several homes across Quebec on Wednesday and arrested 16 people in their investigation, which they say uncovered the largest hacking scam in Canadian history.

The hackers collaborated online to attack and take control of as many as one million computers around the world that were not equipped with anti-virus software or firewalls, said provincial police captain Frederick Gaudreau.

“That way, they were able to introduce some Trojans or worms in those computers, and that way they were able to take control of the computers from abroad,” he said at a Montreal news conference on Wednesday. (link)

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