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'Spam King' Ordered to Disable Spyware


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#1 Grinler

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Posted 23 October 2004 - 10:32 PM

A federal judge has ordered a man known as the "Spam King" to disable so-called spyware programs that infiltrate people's computers, track their Internet use and flood them with pop-up advertising.

U.S. District Judge Joseph DiClerico issued a temporary restraining order Thursday against Stanford Wallace and his companies, SmartBot.net Inc. of Richboro, Pa., and Seismic Entertainment Productions Inc. of Rochester. SmartBot's principal place of business is Barrington.

Prosecutors sought the injunction on behalf of the Federal Trade Commission, which targeted Wallace in its first anti-spyware action.

The judge ordered Wallace to remove software code that exploits security holes in computer operating systems and Web browsers, then tracks people's Internet use to bombard them with pop-up ads.

Wallace also is accused of trying to sell computer users $30 remedies called "Spy Wiper" and "Spy Deleter" that the FTC says don't work.



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Posted 23 October 2004 - 11:15 PM

It's a start.
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Posted 24 October 2004 - 10:19 AM

Making the web a safer place, one b*st*rd at a time.
Cheers,
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Posted 24 October 2004 - 11:26 AM

A good start--but I'm afraid he and others will just move offshore and not miss a beat. :thumbsup:
EDBEE from NMUSA- RENOWNED MALWARE FIGHTER AND SWORN ENEMY OF ALL INTERNET HIJACKERS

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Posted 30 October 2004 - 07:46 PM

Good for Judge DeClerico :thumbsup: ! Someone needs to do something about these morons that have nothing better to do!
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