Washington AG, Microsoft file spyware scam suit

Washington state and Microsoft said on Wednesday they filed civil suits against a New York-based company for violating the state’s anti-spyware law and called for cooperation between technology companies and government to crack down on Internet fraud.

Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna accused Secure Computer LLC and its associates of marketing software that falsely claims a computer is infected with spyware in order to sell a program to clean the PC when in fact the software makes the computer more susceptible to attacks.

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