Do spammers ever get in trouble? We hear of an occasional lawsuit or two, an occasional complain, but no real action in the fight against the annoyance that is spam. However, Sanford Wallace, the owner of one of the worlds largest spyware/malware rings, has recently been fined an enormous $4 Million by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, and it is the first judgement against such a crime by a federal branch. The reasoning for the fine is that Wallace's software uses exploits to covertly install and remain installed on users PCs, which we are all well aware. Could this be a cue to others around the world to start more aggressively pursuing spammers? Once people and companies alike start to realize more and more that there is a face behind that spam, not just a mindless machine, it's likely that more people will want satisfaction.
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