Wednesday, October 05, 2005
I say he should get the DEATH PENALTY!!!
Government cracks down on spyware operation
The Federal Trade Commission accused Walter Rines of
Odysseus allegedly used a spyware program called Clientman that spawned downloads of dozens of other programs -- slowing computers down, bombarding them with pop-up ads and redirecting them to fake search engines that were rigged to show Rines' clients first, according to the FTC complaint.
The agency also said the spyware was impossible to remove. Rines, the FTC said, offered his own "uninstall" tool, but it didn't work and actually installed additional software.The FTC filed its first federal anti-spyware case last fall against Sanford Wallace, a
Wallace and Rines were partners at one time, the commission said.