Sunday, March 28, 2004

Finally, something positive on the "phishing" front. Zachary Hill of Houston, TX was arrested and plead guilty to charges that he created official looking AOL and PayPal messages. Hill was gathering Social Security Numbers, mother's maiden names, bank account numbers and other confidential consumer information.

The FTC shut him down last December 4, after he illegally gained $75M from about 400 people.

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