MySpace Wins Record $234M From Spammers

Two spammers sent nearly 750,000 messages to site members
By Laurel Jorgensen,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2008 2:55 AM CDT
Two men who have been ordered to pay MySpace $234 million allegedly stole passwords of other members and sent spam messages.   (Flickr)
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(Newser) – MySpace has been awarded $234 million from spammers in what's believed to be the largest such judgment ever, AP reports. A federal court ordered two notorious spammers to pay damages for sending hundreds of thousands of messages to MySpace members. The social networking site hailed the award as a “landmark.”

"MySpace has zero tolerance for those who attempt to act illegally on our site," said the company’s chief security officer. “It’s our job to send a message to stop them.”