Wed, Mar 12 2008 9:01
Judge rules against accused spyware distributor
A U.S. judge has granted a request by the Federal Trade Commission for a judgment against a company accused of distributing spyware and adware onto people's computers.
A judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada has
ordered Timothy P. Taylor to give up $4,595.36, the money he made from
a scheme that tricked consumers into downloading spyware by offering
free screensavers and videos on his TeamTaylorMade.com Web site, the
FTC said Monday.
Software on Taylor's site included spyware
called Media Motor from ERG Ventures that changed consumers' home
pages, tracked their Internet activity, altered browser settings,
degraded computer performance and disabled antispyware and antivirus
software, the FTC said.
Full story at computerworld.com
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