FTC, AG Blame 'Extortionware' For Pop up Hell

The Federal Trade Commission and the state of Washington have sued a group of companies and individuals for delivering so called "extortionware," barrages of popup ads that demand payment to make the distracting displays go away, the pair announced this week.

In a statement Tuesday, the FTC outlined its complaint, which was submitted to a Los Angeles federal court last week. Washington filed its lawsuit on Monday with a King County court in Seattle, claiming that the companies violated the state's anti-spyware laws. FTC, AG Blame 'Extortionware' For Pop-up Hell - Security News by InformationWeek

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