Alleged Spyware Scammers Sued By FTC

In the first case filed against alleged spyware scammers, the FTC charged Seismic Entertainment Productions, Smartbot.Net, and Sanford Wallace with secretly installing spyware on computers causing unstoppable myriads of pop-up ads to be displayed, then sending messages advising “Spy Wiper” or “Spy Deleter” had to be bought for $30 to stop the infection.

The U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire has been asked to grant a TRO enjoining this alleged scam.

Read the article at U.S.A. Today.