A few years ago, self-proclaimed spam king Scott Richter agreed to settle a suit with Microsoft and, among other things, pay them $7 million. The move appeared to be one of Richter's steps towards legitimacy, which wasn't totally out of character, given that the book Spam Kings portrayed him as a guy who couldn't decide whether to spam, or go legit. However, it looks like legitimacy has evaded him, as he's been sued by MySpace, which alleges he and his associates gained access to a number of users' accounts, then used them to send millions of pieces of spam selling items like ringtones and polo shirts. So, to answer our question of a year and a half ago: has Scott Richter really gone legit? It sure doesn't sound like it.
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