Microsoft Files 97 Lawsuits to Fight Phishing

Microsoft Corp. has initiated 97 lawsuits throughout Europe and the Middle East during its eight-month investigation into fraudulent Web pages, with another 32 criminal complaints filed in cooperation with local authorities, the company said. All of the cases are against individuals who attempted to capture the log-in and password details of users by constructing fraudulent Hotmail and sign-in pages, said Jean-Christophe Le Toquin, a Microsoft attorney.

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