Microsoft sues alleged spyware pushers

Microsoft on Tuesday filed suit against an individual, Timothy Taylor, and others, accusing them of distributing spyware. Microsoft accuses Taylor and the others in its suit of using screen savers and other seemingly benign programs as Trojan horses to surreptitiously install unwanted software on people's computers.

Many of the programs used by the defendants were presented as screen savers showing pictures of well-known celebrities such as Jessica Simpson, Microsoft said. Microsoft sues alleged spyware pushers | | CNET

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