DOJ Announces Operation Publicity Seeker

from the not-quite-a- dept

Well, beyond going after file sharers and spammers, it appears that the Department of Justice wants to appear tough on all kinds of cybercrime, which is why they announced a massive “cyber-crime sweep.” There’s just one problem: it’s not much of a sweep at all. Really, they seem to have just taken a bunch of cases — many of which have been made public before, and bunched them all together in a press announcement. That’s not a sweep, that’s a pat on the back for doing what you’ve been doing. So, while it’s good that they’re trying to stop various online scams, it’s hard to see how this qualifies as a sweep when most of the cases were completely separate and were done at different times over the last few months.

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