Microsoft WGA Busts Chinese Microsoft Counterfeiting Ring, Five Million More to Go

Dear Friend do you know what is 0EM soft ware?

The FBI and Chinese authorities busted a $500 million piracy ring Guangdong province after Windows Genuine Advantage, Microsoft’s authenticity thingie, informed purchasers of “OEM software” that they were trying to activate fake copies of Vista. The resulting forensic evidence led authorities to the pirate’s lair where they were made an example of and publicly scolded.

In related news, another Chinese company bought all of the DVD-making gear from the busted company and started producing OEM software themselves. Rinse. Repeat.

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