FTC Targets Spyware and Adware Site

"The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday moved to the courts to shut
down an operation that secretly installed spyware and adware that could
not be uninstalled from infected machines.

"The FTC’s complaint (.pdf), filed in U.S. District Court for the District of
New Hampshire, accuses Odysseus Marketing and its principal, Walter
Rines, of using the lure of file-sharing software to launch ‘stealthy
downloads’ of spyware."

Ryan Naraine. FTC Targets Illegal Spyware Operation. eWeek. Oct. 5, 2005.

See also:
United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire.Federal Trade Commission, v. Odysseus Marketing, Inc., and Walter Rines. (.pdf) Sept. 21, 2005.

Federal Trade Commission. FTC Seeks to Halt Illegal Spyware Operation. (Press Release.) Oct. 5, 2005.

Federal Trade Commission. Federal
Trade Commission, Plaintiff, v. Odysseus Marketing, Inc., and Walter
Rines, Defendants., United States District Court, District of New
. Oct. 5, 2005.

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Written by sesomedia

10/06/2005 at 08:00

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