Microsoft Helps Put Phisher in Prison

Microsoft's Global Phishing Enforcement Initiative has netted its first criminal: 23 year old Jayson Harris from Davenport, Iowa was sentenced to 21 months in prison and ordered to pay $57,000 to victims for a phishing scheme perpetrated in in 2003 and 2004.

Harris created a fraudulent MSN billing Web site and sent notices to MSN customers instructing them to update their account and billing information. Harris claimed that customers would receive a 50 percent discount off their next bill for updating their credit card data, which was then transmitted to an e-mail account. BetaNews | Microsoft Helps Put Phisher in Prison

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 24th June 2006 11:04PM