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    Oregon Man Fined $84K In Spyware Case
    An Oregon man was fined $84,000 for scamming users with bogus security warnings that led them to a phony anti-spyware program, the Washington state attorney general said Tuesday.

    In January, both Microsoft Corp. and Attorney General Rob McKenna filed lawsuits against Secure Computer of White Plains, N.Y. for allegedly selling the bogus anti-spyware program Spyware Cleaner. Three men were also charged with advertising the software: Zhijian Chen, of Portland, Ore.; Seth Traub, of Portsmouth, N.H.; and Manoj Kumar, from Maharashtra, India.

    Chen is the first to be penalized in the broader case, and also holds the dubious honor of being the first defendant nailed by Washington state's 2005 Computer Spyware Act.

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    What's the word? Rhia7's Avatar
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