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EarthLink Evidence Helps Slam the Door on Phisher Site Spam Ring
by sashwa 10:35PM Sunday Oct 01 2006
EarthLink's investigation into the source of millions of phisher site spam e-mails has helped law enforcement break up an alleged identity theft ring. A federal grand jury in New Haven, Connecticut, returned an indictment on September 20th charging six individuals with identity theft, conspiracy and fraud in connection with e-mail and access devices. The indictment was unsealed today.

"Phisher sites are a dangerous and fast-growing type of identity theft. Searching for the origins of these hoaxes and providing evidence to law enforcement are part of EarthLink's ongoing effort to put spammers out of business and protect the integrity of the Internet," said Lindsey Wegrzyn, EarthLink's Operations Security Enforcement Advisor. "We applaud the actions of Connecticut's U.S. Attorney's Office in bringing the perpetrators of online fraud to justice."

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