Three spyware companies shut down by U.S. courts

By Justin Mann on
A victory on the spyware front, to a degree, a U.S. court has shut down Enternet Media Inc, Conspy & Co. Inc, and IWebtunes, three U.S. companies, for bundling spyware with their products. Though not officially dispersed, the assets of each company have been frozen, rendering them unable to do business. Microsoft, Google and Webroot helped in the investigation for bringing evidence against the companies, despite MS and Google quickly becoming bitter rivals. This is the first I've heard of a company being shut down for bundling unwanted third-party software, and perhaps it will serve as a warning to other, bigger players (ala Sony) who want to use underhanded tactics. Whether or not the judgement was too harsh could be debated, but the proof is in the pudding: people and companies are taking the fight against spyware to all new heights.

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