Email harvesters hit with $1B antispam lawsuit

A $1 billion lawsuit filed today promises to open up a new front in the battle against spam: It targets not just spammers, but for the first time also those responsible for harvesting email addresses on behalf of spammers.

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., is one of the largest of its kind and is being filed on behalf of Project Honey Pot members in over 100 countries. Project Honey Pot is a service provided by Park City, Utah-based antispam company Unspam Technologies Inc.

"If you've harvested e-mail addresses or sent spam in the last two years, chances are you're on our radar screen, and we're coming after you," a note posted on the Project Honey Pot Web site said today. E-mail harvesters hit with $1B antispam lawsuit

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 1st May 2007 1:37AM