MySpace Awarded $230 Million In Spam Ruling

May 14, 2008

The world's most popular social networking site, MySpace, has been awarded an anti-spam judgment worth $230 million..Washington (ChattahBox) – The world’s most popular social networking site, MySpace, has been awarded an anti-spam judgment worth $230 million.

The ruling was against Sanford Wallace, also known as the Spam King, and his partner Walter Rines.

These two men, according to MySpace, created accounts, stole passwords, and caused havoc for many MySpace users.

The belief is that they sent out 730,000 spam e-mails to MySpace users, making it look like the e-mails were coming from friends, when in reality they were trying to sell things to them.

Under the anti-spam law, CAN-SPAM, each violation resulted in the total judgment worth $230 million.

It is not expected that MySpace will collect all of this money, but they may at least be able to stop future spammers.


Comments

2 Responses to “MySpace Awarded $230 Million In Spam Ruling”

  1. jenny on May 14th, 2008 6:54 pm

    let me go to myspace

  2. cj on May 19th, 2008 4:28 pm

    a bseball player for round rock

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