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Microsoft to Botmasters: Abandon Your Inboxes

May 9, 2012

Microsoft to Botmasters: Abandon Your Inboxes

Marcia Hofmann, a senior staff attorney with the EFF, said Microsoft’s legal effort underscores the tension between traditional law enforcement processes and companies using civil litigation to protect their own users and to vindicate their own interests.

“I suspect this is a situation where Microsoft feels law enforcement isn’t moving quickly enough,” Hofmann said. “But it also basically compromises law enforcement’s ability to do anything about the problem, and makes it possible for the suspects to evade any sort of law enforcement action.”

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