Microsoft to sue hundreds of phishers

Posted on Wednesday, March 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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