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Phishing phish in jail

Date: May 23, 2006

23-year-old Jayson Harris, 23, has been sentenced to 21 months in prison in the first case brought against Internet fraud by software giant Microsoft. Harris was accused and found guilty of fraudulent practices against MSN customers.

Microsoft attorney Aaron Kornblum said: “Today marks a new milestone in Microsoft's global phishing enforcement initiative. It's about taking the fight to the phishers." Microsoft has filed 125 civil suits against phishers.
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