Four Years for PC Scammers

The Register reports that two members of a German gang who infected more than 100,000 PCs as part of a premium rate telephone scam that netted fraudsters €12m ($15.8m) have been jailed.

The court sentenced one of the two men to four years imprisonment, and the other to a 39 month sentence, for their part in planting malware on victims' PCs that dialled premium rate 0190 phone numbers linked to a pornographic website.