Cable & Telecom

Microsoft to launch global phishing enforcement campaign

BRUSSELS – Microsoft will launch more than 100 legal actions around the world to fight online fraud, the company announced today during a technology debate in Brussels. The technology giant is going after cybercriminals who are behind phishing attacks and by the end of June will have initiated legal action in more than 100 cases in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa against people suspected of committing online fraud by creating phony Web sites to lure people into sharing their personal data, such as e-mail and passwords, credit card numbers, or bank account information. "Phishing is a crime. It undermines...