Più di 50 persone arrestate a Delhi, accusate di partecipare a un giro di supporto telefonico fraudolento, che ha fruttato intorno al miliardo e mezzo di dollari millantando problemi ai PC delle vittime, ignare.

Typically, said Microsoft, attempts to trick people revolved around pop-up warnings that falsely claimed that a person’s computer was infected with a virus.

Fixing the non-existent virus could involve ringing a tech support centre. An operator would talk a victim through a fake fix and then charge them for the work. [link]