Washington gets $1M settlement in first spyware case

Tuesday, 5 December 2006, 12:30 AM EST

Washington's attorney general has settled the first case prosecuted under the state's 2005 Computer Spyware Act.

The settlement. announced Monday, is with antispyware vendor Secure Computer LLC. The White Plains, New York, software company was accused of marketing its product via deceptive spam and pop-up ads, which offered free spyware scans that always detected a problem with the computer that was scanned.

At InfoWorld.

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