New York to consider anti phishing law

New York state could soon empower officials to go after online fraudsters using fake emails to bait Empire State residents and businesses. Bi partisan legislation has been introduced in the state General Assembly that would let the state attorney general, private industry and nonprofits take civil action against the creators of phishing emails.

The bills sponsors, state Sen. Charles Fuschillo, R-Long Island, and state Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, D-Westchester County, were joined by representatives from Microsoft, the AARP and the Anti-Phishing Working Group in support of the legislation.

Fuschillo, adding that he has been a victim of identity theft himself, said the legislation follows a recently enacted breach-notification law nicely. New York to consider anti-phishing law - IT Security News - SC Magazine UK

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