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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:32 pm    Post subject: Spamford Wallace still at it Reply with quote

This guy just doesn't quit. He probably never earned an honest dollar in his life. Rolling Eyes

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/01/26/ftc_contempt_action_spamford_wallace/

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Spamford Wallace's MySpace riches come under attack

The FTC's quest for spam stopping balls
Page: 1 2 Next > By Dan Goodin in San Francisco → More by this author
Published Saturday 26th January 2008 00:24 GMT
Green Computing - Where do you stand?
Analysis Anybody who says crime doesn't pay obviously hasn't talked to Sanford Wallace. In just six months' time, the prolific purveyor of spam and spyware engineered a scam on MySpace that netted at least $555,850, according to court documents filed this week.

The brazen scheme used a combination of malware and social engineering to push MySpace users onto porn- and gambling-related websites under Wallace's control. It began in late 2006, just months after Wallace and business associate Walter Rines settled charges related to spyware by agreeing to pay the Federal Trade Commission just $50,000 combined.

Now the FTC is trying to grow a pair. In a motion underscoring the difficulty of stopping spyware purveyors like Wallace, attorneys from the agency asked the federal judge overseeing the settlement to find the men in contempt for violating the terms of the settlement agreement. The commission seeks an order requiring the men to surrender their profits in the MySpace scheme.

"The contempt defendants repeatedly violated this court's permanent injunction by downloading computer code to MySpace users without their consent, 'pagejacking' or redirecting those users to websites that barrage them with advertisements, 'mousetrapping' or hindering those users from departing those websites to subject them to more advertisements, and 'phishing' for or otherwise capturing users' personal information without their consent," the motion reads.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's like the Energizer Bunny.

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20080429/020118974.shtml

Why has he not been penned in the pokey by now?? Sheesh.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good find!

I particularly like some of the comments, esp. # 2 and # 6.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tis so simple. They need to simply give him a single penalty that he may never touch a computer again in his life nor have any form of connection to the intnernet, now may he hire anyone to do computer work for him in any way shape or form....
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