Microsoft files lawsuits against 13 spam organizations
Microsoft said it has filed "John Doe" lawsuits against the operators of 13 spam organizations that use illegal "zombie" computers to send their spam. The company held a press conference today with officials from the Federal Trade Commission to announce the lawsuits, filed in Washington State's King Country court on August 17.
Microsoft tracked down the spam operations by intentionally infecting a PC with some malicious code known to turn unprotected computers into zombies. (Tim Cranton, director of Microsoft’s Internet Safety Enforcement programs, explained the process (mp3 audio) at the news conference in Washington, D.C. today.) Spam Kings Blog: Microsoft's decoy zombie
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