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MSN Phisher Pleads Guilty To Crimes

The United States Attorney’s Office in Iowa yesterday said that Jayson Harris, 23, of Davenport, Iowa, pled guilty on Dec. 30 to computer fraud charges arising from a phishing scheme conducted from January 2003 through June 2004 on Microsoft’s MSN Internet service. “This was a phishing attack that targeted MSN customers with a fake MSN billing E-mail and advised them that they needed to update their information, their credit card number, in order to continue to enjoy their MSN experience and keep their account active,” says Aaron Kornblum, Microsoft’s Internet Safety Enforcement Attorney. Full Story

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