Friday, March 15, 2024

Founder of data privacy company "has launched dozens of people-search services"


[The data privacy company] starts at $8.33 per month for individuals and $15/mo for families, and promises to remove your personal information from nearly 200 people-search sites


However, an investigation into the history of [the site] finds this company is operating out of Belarus and Cyprus, and that its founder has launched dozens of people-search services over the years.


The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a legal complaint against two companies based in Cyprus on Wednesday that it claims are behind a wave of malicious pop-ups that trick people into downloading a fake piece of antivirus software that generated tens of millions of dollars for its operators, according to court records.