Spyware operator slapped with $4M fine

Friday, 5 May 2006, 10:10 AM EST

A federal court has ordered a man who was at the center of the nation's first "spyware" case to give up $4 million in ill-gotten gains.

Sanford Wallace was accused by the Federal Trade Commission of running an operation that infected computers with software that caused flurries of pop-up ads. It then tried to sell consumers cures called "Spy Wiper" and "Spy Deleter" for $30.

At CIO Today.

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