Microsoft sues seven sex spammers.

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Microsoft has filed seven new lawsuits against hackers who allegedly used third-party PCs to send sexually explicit spam messages that violated rules set down by the USA's CAN-SPAM law and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The seven lawsuits have been filed in Washington State Superior Court in Seattle, against unidentified defendants. It is claimed that spammers violated federal laws and Washington State's Commercial Electronic Mail Act by sending spam email via compromised computers, by failing to include an unsubscribe option or physical mail address and by neglecting to warn recipients that the email included sexually explicit material. It is alleged that hundreds of thousands of spam messages were sent. "Just as explicit adult magazines sold on newsagent shelves must be covered up to avoid causing offence, the subject line of...

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