Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Microsoft, Massachusetts target spammers in lawsuit
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Massachusetts Attorney General Tom Reilly filed suit on Wednesday against an Internet spam ring operating near Boston, using information obtained by Microsoft Corp. in its fight against unsolicited e-mail touting everything from miracle drugs to get-rich-quick schemes.
"The most important thing is that we're asking a court today to shut them down to prevent any further victims," Reilly told reporters at a news conference in Boston.
Reilly and Microsoft said the lawsuit against seven individuals and two companies details their efforts to promote various products through "hundred of millions" spam e-mail messages sent to people worldwide from domain names registered in Monaco, Australia and France.