CoolWebSearch found in massive spyware ring
From: Paul Laudanski (zx_at_castlecops.com)
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 01:27:20 -0400 (EDT) To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunbelt Software recently reported to the FBI evidence that shows
CoolWebSearch is in a massive spyware ring where private information such
as user names, passwords, chat sessions, bank information are stored and
uploaded to servers. The FBI responded and are working on the case.
"Note that there is a LOT of bank information in here, including one
company bank account with over US$350,000 and another small company in
California with over $11,000 readily accessible. This list goes on and on
and on. Of course, there's also eBay accounts and much more." --Sunbelt
This is obviously _big_ news. Here are some links with far greater
detail. For all those out in the trenches:
Lets finally put an end to CWS.
Kudos out to Patrick Jordan, aka Webhelper.
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