Calif. gov. signs law to punish phishing scams

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill on Friday making Internet "phishing" identity theft scams punishable by law. The bill, advanced by state Sen. Kevin Murray, is the first of its kind in the United States and makes "phishing" -- getting people to divulge personal information via e-mail by representing oneself as a business without the approval or authority of the business -- a civil violation. Calif. gov. signs law to punish 'phishing' scams - Yahoo! News

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