Facebook gets $711m damages in spam case


Facebook gets $711m damages in spam case

Karl Flinders

Facebook has been awarded $711m in damages by a court in California as a result of an anti-spam case against an online marketer.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the federal court in San Jose awarded the damages yesterday.

Facebook won a US federal lawsuit ruling against 'spam king' Sanford Wallace and alleged associates in March.

In the case, three men are alleged to have used the Facebook network to target potential spamming victims and to have used their identities and profiles to spread their marketing messages to others using the site.

In May 2008, MySpace won a $234m judgement against Wallace and a business partner for illegal spam and phishing attacks against MySpace users.

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