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One billion dollar Anti-Spam suit filed in Virginia

Tue, 1st May 2007, 12:59

Early last week Project Honey Pot (projecthoneypot.org) has filed a lawsuit  seeking damages for email harvesting and spam on behalf of it's thousands of members. More than 15,000 e-mail harvesters and 668 comment spammers have been caught by the honey pot over the past two years.

Comment spammers are the 'spammers' that target forums and blogs like Wordpress, Blogger and many other millions that get spammed daily. The lawsuit was filed against the 2.5 million IP addresses collected by the honey pot.

The project was originally started by Unspam, a leading provider of Government 'Do-Not-Contact' registries.

Unspam is a software and services company helping governments implement and enforce effective laws to control unwanted messages. We also provide basic as well as expert compliance consulting services to businesses wishing to ensure efficient adherence to the law.