Something’s Very Phishy – Microsoft Files Trademark Lawsuits Against 117 Phishers
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Microsoft this week filed lawsuits against 117 phishers. Using trademark law, Microsoft is claiming trademark infringement by the phishers, based on the phishers creating copycat websites which mimicked Microsoft sites, and which were intended to trick users into believing that they were visiting a true Microsoft site. The phishers could then lure their phishy victims to the faux Microsoft sites in order to steal their personal information and credit card numbers.

The fake Microsoft websites included knock-offs of MSN and Hotmail sites.


Aaron Kornblum, an Internet safety attorney with Microsoft, and, Aunty must say, a darned nice guy as well as an excellent lawyer, explained that with the lawsuits filed, Microsoft will be able to use subpoenas to flush out those responsible for the phishing scams.

Added Kornblum, “Seeing a phisher in an orange (prison) jumpsuit is an image I’d very much like to see.”

You and a few dozen thousand of Aunty’s closest friends, Mr. Kornblum. Please be sure to post pictures.

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Once again, Kornblum’s team, and Microsoft in general, are to be commended for putting their money where their mouth is when it comes to hammering spammers, phishers, and other purveyors of Internet nasties.

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2 thoughts on “Something’s Very Phishy – Microsoft Files Trademark Lawsuits Against 117 Phishers
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  1. I too am a victim and am out 3500. I too want to find out how to contact any lawyer, etc… , about a lawsuit against ebay. Under Phishing.
    I also would like to Go after Moneygram for the same!!!!!
    email me with info please!!!

  2. i need to know if there are any group lawsuits against ebay for allowing easy access to member information, creating an ideal playground for phising scams. i lost over $4000.00 on such a scam. they used ebays logo and titles.

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