ISP Owner Wins Uncollectable $10 Million From Spammer

from the keep-hitting-back dept

Perhaps the idea of setting up an ISP just to fight spammers isn’t so crazy. Following a ruling last year awarding a small ISP a billion dollars from spammers, another small ISP owner has been has been awarded $10 million from a spammer. The details make it clear that the guy is unlikely to ever see any of the money (especially since Microsoft has already won a case against the same spammer and is now first in line for any money squeezed out of him). Still, it does show how small ISPs seem to be picking up where the government has pretty much dropped the ball, and are actually fighting spammers however they can.

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