Massachusetts sues major spam ring

Posted on Thursday, May 12 2005 @ 00:51 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft aided Massachusetts Attorney General Tom Reilly to file a lawsuit against 7 people who are accused of sending millions of spam e-mails regarding counterfeit drugs, software but also mortgages and porn.
Reilly said the suit was filed to shut down the operation because of the danger it posed to the public, particularly by advertising counterfeit antidepressant drugs and painkillers. "We wanted them to know that the unwelcome mat is out," Reilly said.
More details at Information Week


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