In a press release today, the FBI said that in cooperation with the Romanian Prosecutor General they'd arrested 38 people who'd been running phishing rings. According to the FBI, the people arrested had sent out millions of phishing spam messages which tricked recipients into providing personal financial details.
Romania has for many years been a major source of criminal spam, and it is encouraging to hear that the Romanian authorities are cracking down on it.
In a friend-of-the-court brief filed today, CAUCE joins the Center for Democracy and Technology to argue that anti-spyware vendors should be protected by the liability protections afforded other filtering companies under the Communications Decency Act. CAUCE joined a broad spectrum of Internet and technology industry groups, public interest organizations, civil liberties groups and individual companies that are all committed to the proposition that users should be empowered to control their own Internet experiences. The brief urges the court to protect anti-spyware vendors from liability in cases brought to intimidate anti-spyware vendors into ignoring spyware.