The Swiss non-profit organisation Switch has launched an offensive against malicious online software.This content was published on July 19, 2010 - 11:30
The company says it is blocking internet addresses in Switzerland which are misused for phishing – attempting to acquire personal details online by pretending to be a trustworthy source – or which disseminate so-called malware.
It is also removing them from the network.
A special unit is cooperating with financial service providers, government agencies and international specialists, according to a company statement on Monday.
Zurich-based Switch is an internet service provider to Swiss universities and the general public.
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