US spammer gets over two years in jail

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A New York judge has sentenced 28-year-old Todd Moeller to a 27-month term and fined him more than $180,000 after he pleaded guilty earlier this year for his part in a spamming operation that sent...

Man described as a top spammer arrested

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A 27-year-old man described as one of the world's most prolific spammers was arrested Wednesday, and federal authorities said computer users across the Web could notice a decrease in the amount of junk e-mail. Robert...

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...

Florida Spammer Fined $11 Billion

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A US District court has ordered a Florida man accused of sending large volumes of spam to pay fines of $11.2 billion to a small Iowa-based ISP. CIS Internet Services in a lawsuit filed...

Minnesota Spammer Indicted

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A Minnesota man considered one of the world's most prolific e-mail spammers was indicted on more than a dozen federal charges related to the operation of his business, Xpress Pharmacy Direct. The...

Microsoft Settles Suit Against Former Spammer

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Microsoft Corp. said on Tuesday that it had settled a lawsuit against Scott Richter, whom it identified as a former "spam king." Microsoft said that as part of the settlement Richter and his company agreed...

Florida Wins Spammer Injunction

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Florida prosecutors have been granted an injunction against two men accused of running mass e-mailing operations, in what is the state's first victory against spam. The move will prevent Scott Filary, 25, and Donald Townsend,...

Microsoft suing Israeli spammer

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Israel's most prolific mass emailer has found himself on the end of a legal attack from Microsoft, which claims it wants to put a halt to high-profile spammers Microsoft has filed a...

Another Spammer Sued Under CAN-SPAM

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Today William T. Carson has been sued for allegedly sending thousands of SPAM. This comes as another welcomed lawsuit against spammers for me. This lawsuit was filed by Massachusetts attorney general, and "is...

Buffalo spammer gets 3.5 to 7 years

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A New York man convicted of using the network of Internet service provider EarthLink Inc. to send out hundreds of millions of unsolicited commercial (spam) e-mail was sentenced to between three-and-a -half and seven years...

FBI plans spammer smackdown

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It's been nearly six months since President Bush signed the first federal spam law with criminal sanctions--and not one bulk e-mailer has been criminally charged under it so far. But the FBI...

Spammer Gets Message

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To have any chance of making easy money on the Internet, computer geek Howard Carmack knew he had to send more than a million junk e-mails every day. And to avoid being detected by...

Judge opts to rule against spammer

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A New York court has ordered a Niagara Falls company to stop telling consumers they had asked to be spammed. Manhattan Superior Court Justice Lottie Wilkins permanently enjoined MonsterHut from falsely representing that it had...

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