Adware funders fined for malware contributions

Wednesday, 31 January 2007, 12:17 PM EST

Priceline.com, Travelocity.com and Cingular Wireless have agreed to pay a fine for advertising through an illegal adware application.

The companies had purchased advertisements on DirectRevenue, a notorious maker of adware that is the target of a separate lawsuit for fraudulent software installations and serving illegal pop-up ads.

At vnunet.

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