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Required: Massive email fraud bust. Tired: Cops who did the paperwork. Expired: 281 suspected con men's freedom

Alleged whaling crooks cuffed in global crime crackdown

US prosecutors say 281 suspected criminal hackers around the world have been arrested as part of a massive takedown operation against so-called business email compromise operations. That’s the type of caper in which crooks hijack executives’ email accounts, or impersonate the staffers, to trick colleagues into wiring funds to fraudsters’ accounts.