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Spyware which redirected users machines to a pornography site, in fact spyware which made user’s main page the pornography site, has lead to the arrest of a man in Korea. In addition to changing the user’s main page on their computer, the spyware also redirected the user’s computer to the pornography site whenever the user typed certain words into the address bar of their browser. And the spyware also popped up pornography ads on the user’s machine every thirty minutes.
The perpetrator, a Mr. Chung, who had contracted with and was being paid by the porn site to spread the spyware, has been returned to prison for another ten months. He had previously spent eight months in prison for the same activity!
The lesson here? First, certain website will pay people to infect your computer with spyware which will take control of your computer and bring you to their website. And second, it’s lucrative or otherwise alluring enough to entice someone to risk prison again in order to do it.
So, boys and girls, make sure that your anti-spyware program is set to stun.
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