Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Microsoft Previews Windows 10
Google Offers Unlimited Cloud Storage To Students
Gionee Announced The World's Thinnest Smartphone
MPEG LA Rolls Out HEVC License
PayPal To Become An Independent Publicly Traded Company in 2015
AMD To Showcase ARM Cortex-A57-Based Hadoop on Opteron Processors
SanDisk Introduces New X300 SSD And Client SSD Upgrade Service For Corporate Environments
TSMC and ARM Announce 16nm FinFET Silicon with 64-bit ARM big.LITTLE Technology
Active Discussions
Yamaha CRW-F1UX
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
 Home > News > General Computing > Yahoo A...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, December 08, 2011
Yahoo Awarded $610 Million Against Spammers


Yahoo has been awarded a $610 million default judgment against spammers responsible for a fake Yahoo lottery email scheme.

In the scheme, email messages were unlawfully sent to Internet users with the intent of deceiving them into believing they had won a lottery prize offered by Yahoo. The order was handed down by a federal district court judge in New York on Monday, December 5, 2011.

The order in Yahoo's favor was the culmination of a multi-year lawsuit that began in 2008. The judge found the defaulting defendants jointly and severally liable as participants in a conspiracy under New York common law. The $610 million judgment was comprised of a statutory damages award for trademark infringement in the amount of $27 million and a statutory damages award for violation of the CAN-SPAM Act in the amount of $583 million. Yahoo was also awarded attorneys' fees.

This type of lottery scam is a hoax designed to trick unsuspecting email users into revealing valuable personal data such as passwords, credit card information, and social security numbers.


Previous
Next
Xbox LIVE iOS App Released        All News        OnLive Brings Gaming to Tablets And Phones
Fujitsu and SuVolta Demonstrate Ultra-low-voltage Operation of SRAM Down to 0.4V     General Computing News      GE, Microsoft Launch Joint Venture On Healthcare Systems

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Yahoo To Shutter More Products, Responds To Proxy Battle
Yahoo, Google To Encrypt Web Mail
Yahoo, ComScore To Jointly Offer Online ad Measurements
Yahoo to Buy Flurry to Strengthen Mobile Products
Yahoo 2Q Revenue Fall
Yahoo To Stream Concerts For Free
Yahoo Offers Workforce Diversity Data
Yahoo Buys Mobile Messaging App Blink
Yahoo Disables Do Not Track Settings
Yahoo Unveils New Video and Digital Content Programming
Yahoo Set To Enter Into Original TV Programming: report
Yahoo To Encrypt Internal Traffic, Services

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .