Legal actions filed against 97 Hotmail, MSN troublemakers

Thursday, 23 November 2006, 12:09 AM EST

Microsoft Corp. has initiated 97 lawsuits throughout Europe and the Middle East during its eight-month investigation into fraudulent Web pages, with another 32 criminal complaints filed in cooperation with local authorities, the company said Wednesday.

All of the cases are against individuals who attempted to capture the login and password details of users by constructing fraudulent Hotmail and MSN.com sign-in pages, said Jean-Christophe Le Toquin, a Microsoft attorney. A total of 253 sites were investigated, he said.

At Computerworld.

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