DNSChanger Fraud Ring Busted

Here’s a money making idea: find some advertisers and tell them you can put their ads on billboards at half the going rate. You don’t own any billboards? No problem, just go paste the ads over the ones on someone else’s billboards.

This idea has not really caught on in the real world—it’s impractical to run around town, climbing up poles, and plastering ads on someone else’s billboard. You’re also limited to the billboards you can physically reach. Plus it’s illegal.

The Internet is another story. There are no physical limitations, no climbing, and some people don’t have an issue with doing illegal things, especially when they don’t think they’ll get caught. The good news is they do get caught, but we’ll come back to that. (continue reading the full article)