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Fatal System Error: The Hunt for the New Crime Lords Who Are Bringing Down the Internet by Joseph Menn

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CRACKDOWN
IN MID-2006, A MONTH AFTER giving all the information he had on Mickey Richardson and Ron Sacco to Paul Betancourt and quitting Prolexic, Barrett finally heard back from the FBI agent. Betancourt had been interested after all, but needed time to research what Barrett had told him. “It all checked out,” Betancourt said. He began asking a lot of questions, building a case against Prolexic’s investors and some of its clients. He and Barrett would talk almost every day during the next year. Barrett ran down all of Digital Gaming’s and Digital Solutions’ customers for Betancourt, and as Betancourt nosed around, he found one that was already in the crosshairs of a gambling probe being run by the district attorney in the New York borough ...

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