Microsoft, Amazon.com file phishing, spamming lawsuits

Tuesday, 28 September 2004, 4:10 PM EST

Microsoft and Amazon.com filed one joint and several separate lawsuits on Monday against companies and individuals accusing them variously of trying to defraud consumers by imitating Amazon and Microsoft.

Phishing typically use spamming techniques to send millions of e-mail messages disguised to look like they come from a reputable source, such as an e-commerce site or bank.

By Martyn Williams at Info World.

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