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Rogue diallers scalp Microsoft security guru?

Rogue diallers have allegedly claimed a high-profile victim - Microsoft UK's chief security advisor Ed Gibson.

Speaking to ZDNet UK on Tuesday, Gibson apparently revealed he has recently been hit by a £450 bill from BT after his computer was infected with a rogue dialler. Not true said Ed when I had lunch with him today. It was one of his colleagues at the US Embassy. After all, why would Ed be using a dial up connection over broadband!?

In March BT launched a service to protect users against rogue diallers, after being besieged with complaints from people who had received massive phone bills.

And last month, ICSTIS announced new powers to prevent the criminals who run rogue dialler scams from getting their money. Silicon.Com