Anti-spyware firm warns of massive ID theft ring

Monday, 8 August 2005, 12:14 PM EST

Officials at Sunbelt Software, said the company stumbled upon a massive ID theft ring that is using a well-known spyware program to break into and systematically steal confidential information from an unknown number of computers worldwide.

The operation was discovered Thursday during research Sunbelt was doing on a spyware program belonging to a particularly dangerous class of browser hijacking tools called CoolWebSearch (CWS).

By Jaikumar Vijayan at NetworkWorld.

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