In the suit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles, MySpace accusesof violating state and federal laws including the federal Can-Spam Act and California's antispam and antiphishing statutes, the company said in a statement.
MySpace charges that Wallace launched a phishing scam in October to fraudulently access MySpace profiles. He also allegedly created profiles, groups and forums on MySpace,and lured MySpace users to his Web sites, according to the complaint.
"Individuals who try to spam or phish our members are not welcome on MySpace," Hemanshu Nigam, chief security officer for MySpace, said in the statement. The lawsuit seeks a permanent injunction barring Wallace and his affiliated companies from the MySpace site, in addition to unspecified monetary damages.
The MySpace action is only the, a . He has been sued by the Federal Trade Commission and companies including America Online and Concentric Network Corp. In May, Wallace and his company Smartbot.net were ordered by a federal judge .
MySpace, just as other Internet companies, is taking action to fight abuse of its service. The company, part of Fox Interactive Media, hascharging violations of state and federal antispam laws.
An attempt to reach Feeble Minded Productions--a business named in the suit and run by Wallace, according to MySpace--was unsuccessful.