New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer said on Tuesday he has sued Direct Revenue, charging the Internet marketer with secretly installing millions of spyware programs that sent unsolicited advertisements to users' computers.
Spitzer, in a statement, said Direct Revenue secretly bundled spyware, that tracked users' Internet habits and caused pop-up ads to appear, into offers for free games or other applications.
The lawsuit filed in Supreme Court of the State of New York seeks an order barring Direct Revenue from secretly installing spyware or sending ads through existing spyware programs.
Spitzer also asked the court to compel the company to account for its revenue and pay unspecified monetary penalties.
Spitzer has been pursuing companies involved in alleged Internet fraud and other misconduct.
Last year, he reached a $7.5 million settlement with Intermix Media after suing the company for bundling hidden spyware along with millions of programs it gave away for free. Intermix owns the popular MySpace social networking site and was later purchased by News Corp
Friday, April 07, 2006
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- AS400 Job Scheduler
- Other as400 tips sites
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- How do you re-enable the user id for STRSST when it has been disabled?
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