Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Microsoft brings lawsuits against spammers
Posted on 18-Jun-2003 07:57 | Filed under: News



Last month, Microsoft announced its anti-spam initiative, designed to help combat the proliferation of spam, the unwanted, often deceptive commercial e-mail sent to consumers. One of the key pillars of this initiative was kicked off today as Microsoft announced it has filed 13 civil suits in the U.S. for sending unwanted, deceptive commercial e-mail to Microsoft customers and two suits in the U.K. for illegal "harvesting" of customer e-mail addresses and other illegal spamming practices.

The U.S. suits are filed against alleged spammers that try to fool customers by providing false information in the "from" line of the e-mail or using deceptive subject lines, such as "Your Visa bill" or "Credit Card Refund" to trick them into opening the message. Microsoft has also amended two complaints previously filed in California against "John Doe" defendants accused of "harvesting" e-mails of Microsoft customers to name the specific individuals that it believes are responsible in those cases.

The linked article is an interview with Tim Cranton, a senior attorney at Microsoft in charge of defining legal strategies in the spam lawsuits, and Stirling McBride, a senior investigator at Microsoft in charge of identifying and tracking down alleged spammers discovered by Microsoft technical teams.


More information: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2...







Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Akamai Access Issues?
Created by SamF, last reply by NickMack on 21-Jul-2019 22:02 (63 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Wiper Blades for Car
Created by sonyxperiageek, last reply by sonyxperiageek on 21-Jul-2019 18:35 (15 replies)

Kiwibank has changed for the worse
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by mattwnz on 21-Jul-2019 18:59 (72 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Cannot connect in Colombia
Created by MartinGZ, last reply by Linux on 21-Jul-2019 17:05 (12 replies)

spark sport not working
Created by half1, last reply by half1 on 21-Jul-2019 23:04 (22 replies)
Pages... 2


WiFi keeps dropping out
Created by beenz, last reply by beenz on 20-Jul-2019 23:23 (11 replies)

Vodafone wireless broadband landline
Created by Stu1, last reply by hio77 on 20-Jul-2019 14:50 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


Here we go... Another Trademe rant (about changes to success fee refunds)
Created by Geese, last reply by mattwnz on 20-Jul-2019 14:36 (21 replies)
Pages... 2