Power Ventures and its CEO were found liable for sending 60,627 spam e-mail messages to Facebook members.
With Congress cracking down on spam, Brightmail CEO Enrique Salem says this is only a first step.
Man pleads guilty to spamming people through unprotected hot spots, again raising concerns about risks of open-access Wi-Fi.
Spurred by glut of e-mail advertising low mortgage rates, case is considered first state suit filed under new federal law.
The Justice Department files a criminal complaint against four Detroit-area men under the federal Can-Spam Act, marking the first case under the legislation.
According to a Jupiter Research study, many companies fail to respond promptly to opt-out requests from recipients of marketing e-mail, as required by the new law.
Microsoft and its allies seized control servers Friday in two states as part of an operation to not just stop the botnets but also to disrupt how criminals use them.
New lawsuits describe Adscend Media as a "lifejacker" that dupes Facebook users into "liking" links that redirect them to ads.
Spammers sent e-mails telling people they had won lottery prizes from Yahoo in order to defraud them, Yahoo claims.