“Today marks a new milestone in Microsoft’s global phishing enforcement initiative,” says Aaron Kornblum, Microsoft’s Internet Safety Enforcement Attorney. Microsoft’s hope, he explains, is that this case will serve as a deterent. In furtherance of that effort, Microsoft has filed 125 civil lawsuits against phishers to date, and secured takedowns of more than 2,000 phishing web sites targeting Microsoft, MSN and Hotmail users since January 2004. “It’s about taking the fight to the phishers,” Kornblum adds.
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