MySpace wins $230 million from spammers

June 2008


MySpace has won a record $230 million (approx £118 million) legal judgment against ‘spam king’ Stamford Wallace and business partner Walter Rines over junk messages sent to Myspace customers which directed them to online gambling and porn sites. District Judge Audrey Collins in Los Angeles made the order after hearing how 700,000 messages were sent to MySpace users and bolted on an prohibition against Wallace and Rimes similar activities in the future.

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