Saturday, October 09, 2004

FTC files case against spyware companies

"Spamking" Sanford Wallace is in the FTC's crosshairs again ... this time for allegedly infecting unsuspecting computer users with spyware only to sell a spyware removal program: - FTC files case against spyware companies:

"The commission accused the companies of infecting computers with unsolicited software, showering computer screens with pop-up ads and then trying to get consumers to pay $30 to fix it. It is seeking an injunction to get the companies, owned by the same person, to stop, and to offer restitution to consumers..."

The FTC will hold a press conference on Tuesday, October 14, to announce law enforcement actions against spyware.

See the gazillion articles on this via Google News.

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