A US court has indicted seven men (6 Estonians and 1 Russian) as part of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation's Operation Ghost Click. Estonian authorities have made 6 arrests, the Russian defendant is still at large.
Long time blog readers should remember one of the defendants, Vladimir T�a�t�in (aka "SCR"), from Case EstDomains, circa 2008.
It's fair to say that Operation Ghost Click is a very significant success in the fight against crimeware.
Rove Digital (the gang's shell corporation) operated a very innovative DNSChanger click-fraud scheme which affected over 4 million computers and reported netted over 14 million dollars in ad-based revenue. Their operations were so successful that they even branched into Mac malware.