McAfee claimed his phone and Twitter account had been taken over soon after he began promoting cryptocurrencies.
The long arm of the American law still pursues more convictions after already imprisoning and fining a series of business executives.
Assistant Attorney General Beth Williams segued from one story about a locked phone to an ‘exponential’ rise in pedophilia.
Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen said the Chinese state had made the country ‘safe for their own cyber criminals’.
The US-led operation prompted arrests in the USA and Cyprus, whilst an alleged Norwegian conspirator remains at large.
The US Department of Justice is seeking to stop two VoIP carriers that provided a gateway for millions of scam calls.
The US Department of Justice has detailed some of the eye-watering amounts spent on bribes to win contracts from governments and telcos in China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Djibouti and Kuwait.
A Pakistani citizen has been extradited to the USA after allegedly paying staff to install malware on AT&T phones and IT systems.
GozNym snatched passwords from thousands of computers, leading to the theft of USD100mn from online bank accounts.
Targets were invited to ‘friend’ a Facebook profile that looked like it belonged to a colleague.