Microsoft sues 'scareware' security vendors

Microsoft and Washington state are cracking down on scammers who bombard computer users with fake warning messages in hopes of selling them useless software. The state's attorney general and lawyers from Microsoft's Internet Safety Enforcement team are expectd to announce several lawsuits against so-called 'scareware' vendors, who are being charged under Washington state's Computer Spyware Act. […]

Microsoft and Washington state are cracking down on scammers who bombard computer users with fake warning messages in hopes of selling them useless software. The state's attorney general and lawyers from Microsoft's Internet Safety Enforcement team are expectd to announce several lawsuits against so-called 'scareware' vendors, who are being charged under Washington state's Computer Spyware Act.

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