Spyware Warrior Spyware Warrior
Help with Spyware, Hijacking & Other Internet Nuisances
 
FAQ :: Search :: Memberlist :: Usergroups :: Register
Profile :: Log in to check your private messages :: Log in

Washington State Sues New York Company Over Spyware

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Spyware Warrior Forum Index -> Spyware/Adware in the News
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
MV_Vashon
Junior Member


Joined: 15 Feb 2005
Last Visit: 30 May 2011
Posts: 45
Location: Vashon, WA

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:22 pm    Post subject: Washington State Sues New York Company Over Spyware Reply with quote

Quote:
SEATTLE - The Washington state attorney general's office has sued a New York company and individuals in New York, New Hampshire, Oregon and India under state and federal anti-spam and spyware laws, saying they induced computer users to download software that weakened their computers' security.

The lead defendant in the lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court, is Secure Computer LLC of White Plains, N.Y. The company's president, Paul E. Burke, who lives in the Bronx, and Gary T. Preston, of Jamaica, N.Y., have made more than $100,000 since summer 2004 selling software known as "spyware cleaner" over the Internet - software they advertised using mass, misleading e-mails and pop-ups, the lawsuit said.


More here

-- LB
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
Nick
Site Admin


Joined: 27 Feb 2004
Last Visit: 28 Mar 2014
Posts: 3913
Location: California

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is good to hear.

Seattle P-I has a bit more info in their article and mention Ben Edleman.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/256910_spyware25.html

They also included a link to the antispyware law

http://www.leg.wa.gov/pub/billinfo/2005-06/Htm/Bills/House%20Passed%20Legislature/1012-S.PL.htm
_________________
Nick's Security Ticker

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
suzi
Site Admin


Joined: 27 Jul 2003
Last Visit: 18 Apr 2014
Posts: 10310
Location: sunny California

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Washington State lawsuit document is available here:

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/dayart/20060125/spywaresuit.pdf
_________________
Former Microsoft MVP 2005-2009, Consumer Security
Please do not PM or Email me for personal support. Post in the Forums instead and we will all learn. Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
kd1966
Junior Member


Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Last Visit: 02 May 2006
Posts: 35
Location: US - NC -GSO

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

personally, I don't care where they are; country/state - just get them!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger
Turtledove
SWW Graduate


Joined: 26 Dec 2005
Last Visit: 04 Feb 2011
Posts: 343
Location: California

PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all,
I think this should(?) / could become a Federally supported issue. If enough users get fed up Evil or Very Mad with these drive-by - deceptive downloads.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Spyware Warrior Forum Index -> Spyware/Adware in the News All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



smartBlue Style © 2002 Smartor
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group