Microsoft to sue hundreds of phishers

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 22 2006 @ 11:30 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
More than hundred phishing gangs will be sued by Microsoft. These groups try to trick users into revealing passwords or credit card details.
The software company said that the lawsuits will begin throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East within the next three months. The first 53 cases will be launched this month and will include action against phishers in the UK, Germany, France, Sweden, Spain, Austria, Morocco Egypt and Turkey, the company said.

The legal proceedings will include lawsuits and formal complaints to law enforcement, according to a Microsoft spokesman.
More details at Times Online.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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