Microsoft Files 52 Suits Against Software Counterfeit Rings
Fifteen of the suits were focused on China, in what was described by Microsoft as the largest-ever commercial counterfeit syndicate."
"The criminal syndicate broken up this past summer by Chinese law enforcement and the FBI was linked to a significant amount of illegitimate Internet activity," a Microsoft antipiracy executive quoted by arstechnica said. "We took note of that fact and followed up globally, since we have a responsibility to help combat cyberpirates who operate without borders and attempt to deceive unsuspecting software consumers around the world."
The violating detections were performed by Windows Genuine Advantage, a tool that requires software to pass a series of under-the-hood checks.
Since so much ;irated software winds up for sale on eBay, Microsoft announced Microsoft Buying Guide a separate but,, come to think of it, related initiative to educate eBay users on how to tell fake Windows software from the real thing.
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