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Judge Gives Corrupt ISP the Digital Death Penalty

May 22, 2010, 07:02 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Larry Barrett)

"After years of actively recruiting and colluding with cyber crooks to distribute spyware, viruses, botnet command-and-control servers and child pornography, a district court judge this week ordered the permanent closure of 3FN, a rogue Internet service provider that's been in the Federal Trade Commission's crosshairs for more than a year.

"3FN, which operated under a number of different names under a private holding company called Pricewart, had all of its servers and other assets seized in the past year after the FTC successfully convinced the district judge in Northern California to issue a temporary restraining order against the ISP.

"The court order also requires 3FN to turn over more than $1 million in what the court described as ill-gotten gains to the FTC."

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