The US Attorney's office has today frozen a Swiss bank account belonging to Sam Shaileshkumar. Mr. Shaileskumar, together with Björn Sundin were the main figures behind Innovative Marketing Ukraine, a malware house that was operating from Ukraine. Neither Shaileshkumar or Sundin were nationals of Ukraine themselves. Shaileshkumar holds a US passport while Sundin is Swedish.
More & Source .The amount of money in the frozen account? A cool $14,800,000. This is believed to be only part of the proceeds IMU did while using malware to push out rogue security products such as "Systemdoctor".
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again a shocking discovery
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Thank you Indra some good news, i only wish that the frozen assets will be used for a good cause, thank you for the additional links Ceyfer
Looks like scareware is competing with security software companies in terms of revenue
Yes indeed Jay that would be great . Well said sm . Thanks for the additional links ceyfer .