Spyware firms pay token fines to FTC

Thursday, 23 November 2006, 12:02 AM EST

Two alleged spyware operations have settled lawsuits brought by the US Federal Trade Commission.

Odysseus Marketing and its principal, Walter Rines, along with John Robert Martinson, the principal of Mailwiper, and its successor, Spy Deleter, have agreed to be bound by injunctions against exploiting security vulnerabilities to download software or misrepresenting the purpose of their wares.

At The Register.

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