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Microsoft Ups The Ante In Fight Against Rogue Antivirus
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Written by Daniel   
Tuesday, 22 September 2009 17:35
As prevalence of rogue antivirus attacks intensify, Microsoft takes legal action against 'malvertisers'

Sep 21, 2009 | 05:50 PM
By Kelly Jackson Higgins
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Microsoft has taken a hard line on malicious online advertisers -- also known as "malvertisers" -- by filing five lawsuits against the suspected fraudsters in what the software giant claims are the first-ever legal moves against malvertising. The software giant's suits came on the heels of a rogue antivirus attack on the high-profile New York Times' Website, where what was purported to be a Vonage ad on the Grey Lady turned out to be malware that served readers fake warnings that their computers were infected, along with a link to "antivirus software" they must purchase to clean them up. [Comments...]
 
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