Microsoft targets spammers in legal blitz

Microsoft is expected to launch a legal campaign today against spammers who use its products in their advertising. According to reports sweeping the net, lawyers from Microsoft's Internet Safety Enforcement Team have been working with the Washington State Attorney General's Office and are set to announce a number of lawsuits against high-profile offenders.

The spammers in question are likely to be those that that use scare tactics, suggesting that computer users are suffering from problems which are in fact non-existent. If the claims are true, the spammers will be charged under Washington's Computer Spyware Act.

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