Phishing is a form of Internet fraud that aims to steal valuable information such as credit cards, social security numbers, user IDs and passwords, using fake emails and websites that are set up to look as if they belong to or originate from legitimate companies such as PayPal or Amazon. It has become a big problem in the last couple of years or so. Microsoft has filed 125 civil suits against Phishers.
Microsoft attorney Aaron Kornblum said: "Today marks a new milestone in Microsoft's global phishing enforcement initiative. It's about taking the fight to the phishers."