A new program being spearheaded by Microsoft Corp. is designed to provide a trusted way for researchers to report stolen credit card numbers and other data they've found in the dark corners of the internet, reports the Associated Press. Establishing that link is important, because when a researcher finds stolen data, it can be hard to convince a bank or law enforcement that the information is legitimate. The lost time can mean the difference between someone's identity being used for fraud, and stopping fraud before it occurs. The program Microsoft is spearheading could help researchers deal with data they've found...

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