Microsoft sues more pirates
Microsoft has announced 63 new lawsuits against people the company is accusing of selling pirated Microsoft Windows products or Microsoft Office products on eBay and other auction sites.
The lawsuits are global and include pirates from the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Belgium.
The apparent target of Microsoft is people accused of selling Windows XP or Office “Blue Edition”, which are becoming more and more popular on auction sites as the company plans to phase it out.
Microsoft noted that the pirated copies pose a security risk to users as 43 percent “had tampered code that could create a backdoor into the person’s computer.”