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Organisation targets cyber crime

The Swiss non-profit organisation Switch has launched an offensive against malicious online software.

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. and agencies

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