Spammer lands $11 billion fine
A SMALL ISP in the town of Clinton, Iowa, has just won one of the largest payouts ever extracted from a spammer.
The firm, CIS Internet Services, won $11.2 billion from James McCalla, from Florida, who was found to have sent millions of unsolicited e-mails advertising mortgage and debt consolidation services through the ISP's network.
A lawsuit claimed that McCalla sent more than 280 million illegal spam e-mail messages. Frims advertised in the spam had already been ordered to cough up a billion dollars in damages. Spammer lands $11 billion fine
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