NEWS FROM THE LAB - Monday, December 20, 2004

Spammers ordered to pay $1 billion Posted by Mikko @ 07:18 GMT

Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, beans, bacons and spam.
From CNN.COM: A judge has awarded an Internet service provider more than $1 billion in what is believed to be the largest judgment ever against spammers.

Three spammers (AMP Dollar Savings Inc, Cash Link Systems Inc and TEI Marketing Group) were ordered to pay US$ 1,080,140,000 (that's a lot of zeroes) to a small ISP operating in Iowa.

However, the spammers seem to be unreachable and there's little hope they would actually pay much in the real life.