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Microsoft to help FBI track phishing phelons down

Donates software and an analyst
Wed Jul 21 2004, 11:49
A CYBER FORENSIC organisation founded by the FBI and universities is to receive a grant in $46,000 from Microsoft and a loan of a software analyst to investigate and prevent online threats.

Microsoft said the analyst will supply real time data related to phishing scams and will also help prosecute spams breaching the US CAN spam act.

Collaborative partnerships between law enforcement teams, government, industry and academia are an important mechanism to restore consumer confidence in the Internet, Microsoft lawyer Nancy Anderson said.

The National Cyberforensics and Training Alliance consists of a partnership between the FBI, Carnegie Mellon University and West Virginia University. µ

 

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