Sue a spoofer today

Wednesday, 18 August 2004, 1:38 PM EST

Spoofers forge e-mail headers to make spam look respectable. ISIPP wants to make them pay.

The Institute for Spam and Internet Public Policy (ISIPP) launched a new service to help businesses whose domain names have been highjacked by spammers. ISIPP helps them evaluate and take charge of suing spoofers for trademark infringement.

Spoofing is the practice of forging an e-mail header so that it appears that the e-mail comes from somewhere other than the actual source. It's a tactic used by spammers to get past black lists and fool recipients into opening unsolicited commercial e-mails.

Phishers also spoof domain names, as well as URLs and legitimate Web sites, to trick people into divulging passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information.

By Susan Kuchinskas at internetnews.

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