Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Iowa man accused of phishing "One of the first alleged 'phishers' pursued by Microsoft was arrested under a federal indictment in Iowa this week.
Jayson Harris, 22, of Davenport, Iowa, was charged with sending e-mail messages to MSN customers directing them to a fake Web site that appeared to be a Microsoft registration page that asked for personal data.
Microsoft had filed suit in 2003 against Harris after the mother-in-law of a Microsoft employee received one of the messages and became suspicious, lawyers for the company said.
Harris was identified in the initial suit only as a John Doe, but the company used the subpoena power in the suit to help identify him.
Microsoft received a $3 million default judgment in the case but has yet to collect any money. "

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