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An alleged cybercrime ring said to be responsible for losses of $850m looks to have been foiled by the FBI - by using Facebook.
In a statement, the US authority said 10 suspects had been arrested globally, including from the UK and US.
Facebook users were targeted over two years beginning in October 2010.
A gang was said to be using a botnet to steal credit card, bank account and other personal identifiable information from victims.
FBI Uses Facebook To Help Foil Yahos Botnet: Losses of $850 Million Attributed To The Gang [bbc.co.uk]
I'm intruiged that a criminal might use FB. Surely, it's better to remain off-the-grid. Not that i'm an expert, of course, but it seems so obvious.
Facebook's security team assisted the FBI after "Yahos" targeted its users from 2010 to October 2012, the U.S. federal agency said in a statement on its website.