Microsoft sues more alleged Hotmail spammers

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Microsoft has recently filed two "John Doe" lawsuits looking to crack down on spam (specifically advertising debt relief and adult Web sites) on its Windows Live Hotmail network. The first was filed on June 13...

Microsoft sues alleged stock scammers

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Microsoft has quietly filed lawsuits against at least three alleged perpetrators who the software giant says used its MSN Hotmail networks to promote stocks. Hotmail has "received large volumes of unsolicited commercial e-mail messages" promoting...

Toshiba attacks alleged infringement of DVD patents

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Toshiba Corporation has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission seeking to block imports of DVDs and related technology into the U.S. from 17 companies breaching its patents on DVD technology. The Tokyo-based...

Three Indicted for Alleged Online Brokerage Scam

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A federal grand jury in Omaha, Nebraska, has indicted three people on charges of conspiracy, fraud and aggravated identity theft related to a "high-tech" scheme to hijack online brokerage accounts, the U.S. Department of Justice...

Alleged Porn Spammer settles with FTC

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TJ Web Productions, an alleged marketer of online porn has agreed to pay a $465,000 penalty to settle spam charges as well as adhere to federal spam laws. Yipee, less spam! I wish it were...

Alleged Software, Movie Pirate Turns Himself In

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Step one: The MPAA and BSA investigators allegedly purchase pirated materials from a 31-year-old Pennsylvania man between last November and January. Step two: The investigators contact local police about the purchases made from Robert Uss,...

IFPI take action against 8,000 alleged file sharers

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Legal actions against thousands of music file-sharers across the world were announced today by the IFPI as the recording industry stepped up its campaign to deter copyright theft and promote legitimate use of music on...

Torrentspy names alleged MPAA hacker

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A month after accusing the Motion Picture Association of America of conspiring to commit data theft, the operators of a file search engine presented more details regarding the alleged relationship between the MPAA and a...

Microsoft sues eight alleged spammers

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Microsoft is adding more lawsuits towards spammers thanks to the CAN-SPAM act. A total of eight new lawsuits have been filed. Now if only other companies would help out more with the CAN-SPAM...

FTC Settles With Alleged Spammers

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has settled charges against two alleged spammers who used what the FTC called "deceptively bland subject lines," false return addresses, and other methods to lure unsuspecting consumers, including children, to...

Alleged Hacker Charged In Australia

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Thanks Darren Bolton for the heads up. After alleged break-ins to databases at Australia's No. 2 telco Optus, police raided a home in the Southeastern Sydney suburb of Kingsford, arrested a 21-year-old man...

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