Sunday, June 13, 2004

Microsoft Files New Lawsuits Against Spammers

Microsoft filed eight lawsuits against spammers it accused of deceiving consumers and using false information to hide their identities. "These spammers sent millions of emails individually--some hundreds of millions--soliciting a variety of products including body enlargement pills, prescription drugs, dating services, university degree programs, and work-at-home and get-rich-quick scheme offers," a Microsoft release stated. This set of lawsuits is the most recent salvo in a legal effort that began last summer; since then, Microsoft has pursued more than 80 lawsuits against spammers around the globe, the company noted. I wish I could get excited about these suits but evidence mounts that spam is more of a problem now than ever before.

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