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MySpace wins $230 million in anti-spam judgement

Social networking site MySpace has won $230 million in a case filed against two spammers in US. According to the company, Sanford Wallace and his partner Walter Rines had created their accounts on MySpace and sent more than 730,000 spam messages to other members of the social networking site, in a way that many of the messages appeared to have come from trusted friends.

Social networking site MySpace has won $230 million in a case filed against two spammers in US. According to the company, Sanford Wallace and his partner Walter Rines had created their accounts on MySpace and sent more than 730,000 spam messages to other members of the social networking site, in a way that many of the messages appeared to have come from trusted friends.

MySpace claims that Wallace and Rines were emailing other MySpace members “asking them to check out a cool video or another cool site. When you (got) there, they were making money trying to sell you something or making money based on hits or trying to sell ring tones.”

“MySpace has zero tolerance for those who attempt to act illegally on our site,” Hemanshu Nigam, chief security officer, MySpace, has said. “We remain committed to punishing those who violate the law and try to harm our members.” [FoxNews]

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