Nearly three years ago, one of the first spamming cases went to court. The FTC sued Cyberheat, Inc. for their part in sending out globs upon globs of email spam, particularly sexually explicit email, in a manner that violated spam laws as well as federal laws on "Adult Labeling." This ranged from improper headers to the complete lack of any opt-out system, which is pretty much par for the course when it comes to sleazy spammers.
And until now, Cyberheat has finally agreed to settle with the Government, and will be paying $413,000 in fines
. On top of those fines, they are being required to monitor their affiliates, whom the email was actually sent from. It took quite a while for this to come about, but this joins other six related settlements that have set back over $1.6 million to these companies in penalties.