FBI plans spammer smackdown

Friday, 21 May 2004, 8:46 AM EST

The FBI told Congress on Thursday that it has "identified over 100 significant spammers" so far and is targeting 50 of the most noxious for potential prosecution later this year.

"Such cases may be investigated and prosecuted as computer intrusion matters, or as online cyberfrauds which may lend themselves to a variety of existing state or federal statutes, including the recently passed Can-Spam Act," Jana Monroe, the FBI's assistant director of the cyber division, told the Senate Commerce Committee.

By Declan McCullagh at ZDNet.

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