MySpace sues Spam King

Scott Richter, the man synonymous with spam and often know as the ?¢‚Ǩ?ìSpam King?¢‚Ǩ¬ù has again been drawn into litigation, this time with the popular online hangout MySpace.com.

The site, which owned by News Corp., claims that Richter and his various companies have gained access to MySpace profiles using stolen passwords and used the information to send spam bulletins using technology that made the messages appear to come from trusted friends.

In the lawsuit MySpace asks for damages ($50 a message), an injunction preventing Richter and his companies from accessing MySpace, as well as repayment of all profits gained as a result of the activity.

In 2003, after Richter paid Microsoft $7 Million dollars in an out-of-court settlement, the Spam King made a public attempt to take his business legitimate but this seems to have been short-lived.

Reference for posting: http://www.siliconvalley.com

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