From the BBC, Spyware warriors call for action.
"Computer users whose machines have been hijacked by potentially dangerous software are being asked to add their tales of woe to an online campaign.
Security experts say that growing numbers are being conned into paying for fake anti-spyware programs.
Now grassroots online security activists in the UK hope testimonies can raise awareness of the problem. "
Good idea. IF you'd like to get a decent understanding of malware and this kind of cybervandalism, we run a 10 week online course on it at the Open University. Details of how to sign up etc can be found here.