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Is buying bogus Internet 'likes' or followers fraud or just spam?

On behalf of Hochglaube & DeBorde Law Firm posted in Fraud on Friday, August 23, 2013.

Reuters recently broke the story that the infamous “Zeus” virus, which installs malware on personal computers that allows hackers to directly control those PCs, has been repurposed. While cyber criminals have typically used the malicious software to commit Internet fraud and identity theft for direct financial gain, they are now finding it much more profitable to use it to force PCs to “like” or follow users, products and services on social media sites such as Instagram.

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Study: cutting crack/powder sentencing disparity saving millions

On behalf of Hochglaube & DeBorde Law Firm posted in Drug Charges on Thursday, August 8, 2013.

From the mid-80s to 2010, the federal sentencing guidelines instructed judges to sentence people convicted of drug offenses involving crack cocaine 100 times more harshly than those whose convictions involved powder cocaine. The reason for that sentencing disparity was a misperception about the comparative dangers between the two forms of the drug -- crack was thought to be more dangerous and addictive than powder cocaine.

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