Adware makers sues naughty affiliates

Thursday, 18 August 2005, 12:25 PM EST

Advertising software maker 180solutions has filed a lawsuit against seven for distributors of its software for illegally installing the product on computers they had hacked.

The company alleges that the individuals installed the software without the user's consent on computers that were under their control in so-called botnets. Such networks of hacked computers are often used to send spam or to launch distributed denial of service attacks.

By Tom Sanders at vnunet.

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