Man fined $US84000 in bogus antispyware case


An Oregon man was fined $US84,000 for scamming users with bogus security warnings that led them to a phony antispyware program, the Washington state attorney general said on Tuesday.

In January, both Microsoft and Attorney General Rob McKenna filed lawsuits against Secure Computer for allegedly selling the bogus anti-spyware program Spyware Cleaner. Three men were also charged with advertising the software: Zhijian Chen, of Portland, Ore.; Seth Traub, of Portsmouth, N.H.; and Manoj Kumar, from Maharashtra, India. Man fined $US84k in spyware case - Security - www.itnews.com.au

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