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05/22/2006 12:24 PM ID: 54452 Permalink   

Phisher Gets 21 Months in Prison


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.

    WebReporter: NuttyPrat Show Calling Card      
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Do you think we know he's 23? <G>

On another note, I'm glad to see these people are getting what they deserve.
  by: Tirana   05/22/2006 01:45 PM     
  21 months is a bit much  
Especially since he is only praying on the stupid.
  by: RoBBoB     05/22/2006 04:02 PM     
  21 months is NOT enough!  
I know people that have lost their entire life savings, be it only $8000, to phishers. It IS a lot when you make $9/hr and it took 10 years of living on beans and rice to save that.

These scumbags need to be flogged. To steal from the rich and give to the poor may be magnanimous, but to steal from the poor and keep it is heinous. These asshats are pure scum and should be forced to pay back every cent, even if it means slavery for them for life. I have seen way too many poor people taken advantage of by these lazy worthless dregs.

As a network admin I see way too many phisher scams and very little in the area of investigation and prosecution. I guess it is much easier for cops to bust kids smoking a joint in the park. Maybe the police dept's need to hire people with more brains and less brawn, then MS won't have to do their work for them.
  by: valkyrie123     05/22/2006 04:35 PM     
  The thing is  
How is it illegal to ask someone to give you money, or their bank details and for them to do it? I understand pretending to be someone else is fraud (so a charge there). But If i ask you for your bank details, and you give them to me, Your stupid, im not a criminal.
  by: ssxxxssssss   05/23/2006 06:55 AM     
  Ok thinking about it  
once i take the money out im a criminal. But I was more thinking about the ones where you send strange people money (nigerian scams), but I was typing something else. forget my last comment lol.
  by: ssxxxssssss   05/23/2006 06:59 AM     
  I have to agree  
I have to agree with ssxxxssssss. It is the same thing as if I were to walk up to you and ask you for your banking number, credit card number, routing number, are you going to give any of those to me? Some one sends you and email and you have no clue as to whom it is, but your going to give them your personal informaiton? You are a real idiot if you send it to them, especially over email. Email is by no menas secure, and these dumbasses are sending secured information over it. If you do that sort of thing then you don't have any business on a damn computer anyway. I think the people that give out that information should get 21 months. Dumb asses. Now don't get me wrong, these people are pretending to be someon that there not, in that case it is identity theft and they should get a hell of a lot more then that.
  by: webm@ster     05/25/2006 06:56 PM     
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