AOL sues three phishing organizations

Wednesday, 1 March 2006, 11:21 AM EST

AOL has filed three civil lawsuits against major phishing "gangs," seeking $18 million from the groups, the company said Tuesday.

AOL, using a Virginia antiphishing law adopted in July 2005, filed the lawsuits against several phishing groups in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, in Alexandria. The lawsuits also cite federal law focusing on trademark and antispam rules.

At Computerworld.

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