Settlement


FTC Charges Scareware Operators to Pay $8 Million Settlement

The FTC doled out $8 million in fines to the operators of an online
scareware scheme. The scam involves tricking consumers into thinking their
computers are infected with malware and then selling them software to remedy problems
that doesn’t exist in the first place.

FTC Settles With CyberSpy Software

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with Florida spyware vendor CyberSpy Software, two years after suing the company for selling “100 percent undetectable” keylogging software. Read the full article. [IDG News Service]

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