Six charged in breakup of AOL identity theft ring

Thursday, 28 September 2006, 2:41 PM EST

Six men have been charged with orchestrating a phishing scheme that targeted AOL users, the Department of Justice said Wednesday.

The men are accused of harvesting thousands of AOL e-mail addresses and then infecting victims' PCs with malicious software that would prevent them from logging on to AOL without entering their credit card numbers, bank account numbers and other personal information.

At Network World.

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